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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Blind)

    The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan [13] must include the following descriptions and estimates, as required by section 101(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA:


    [13] Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA

    • i. Comprehensive System of Personnel Development; Data System on Personnel and Personnel Development

      Describe the designated State agency's procedures and activities to establish and maintain a comprehensive system of personnel development designed to ensure an adequate supply of qualified State rehabilitation professional and paraprofessional personnel for the designated State unit, including the following:

      • 3. Personnel Standards

        Describe the State agency's policies and procedures for the establishment and maintenance of personnel standards consistent with section 101(a)(7)(B) to ensure that designated State unit professional and paraprofessional personnel are adequately trained and prepared, including:

i. 3. B. The establishment and maintenance of education and experience requirements, in accordance with section 101(a)(7)(B)(ii) of the Rehabilitation Act, to ensure that the personnel have a 21st century understanding of the evolving labor force and the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Current Narrative:

ICBVI is committed to providing all employees with development opportunities which will enhance employee job performance; support the agency’s mission, values and goals; and lead to successful employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. With emphasis on workforce development, ICBVI will also concentrate on providing training to strengthen business relationships and increase knowledge of labor market relevance and employer needs.

Through an increased emphasis on data-driven decisions, ICBVI will increase utilization of the most recently available labor marked information to promote more informed decision making on the part of client’s when selecting potential employment options.

In order for staff to have a 21st century understanding of the evolving labor force and needs of individuals with disabilities, ICBVI is committed to providing training and support in the following:

  • Idaho Labor Market Information
  • The Career Index Plus
  • Career Pathways