Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation LMI Staff Survey and Training

As part of their JD-VRTAC intensive TA project, Pennsylvania OVR surveyed and trained all staff who work with consumers or businesses on using and integrating LMI in the VR process. These staff included VR Counselors, Business Services Counselors, Business Services Representatives, Early Reach Coordinators, Supervisors, Managers, and District Administrators. OVR believes that incorporating LMI into VR practice is everyone’s responsibility. 

Business Engagement Training for VR Staff: State Examples

Vermont DVR: ACRE-Certified Training Series

Vermont DVR developed a training series in partnership with their Community College system, Transcen and content experts for sub-modules.  All participants who complete the “foundational” course and at least one disability-related sub-module also receive ACRE certification (, and with one year of field work would be well-prepared to sit for the APSE exam.

Technical Assistance

ExploreVR uses a variety of mechanisms that provide interactive, participant-driven opportunities to translate research, share information, and inform practice and policy development. Technical assistance (TA) activities facilitate the dissemination of products, curricula, and knowledge throughout the vocational rehabilitation (VR) community, to other disability and employment service providers, and to disability advocacy organizations.