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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Combined or General)

    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

    • g. Coordination with Employers

      Describe how the designated State unit will work with employers to identify competitive integrated employment and career exploration opportunities in order to facilitate the provision of:

g. 2. Transition services, including pre-employment transition services, for students and youth with disabilities.

Current Narrative:


Goal 3: Expand career opportunities for youth and students with disabilities.

Objective: Prepare students and youth with disabilities for in-demand careers and jobs.


1. Meet with business and industry to assess workforce needs to better align training with those needs.

2. Communicate information from employers about business needs and qualification requirements to VR staff.

3. Engage in sector partnerships.

4. Provide information to VR staff about in-demand jobs and high growth industries and sectors using labor market information.

5. Collaborate with business and education to determine industry recognized training opportunities and inform VR staff about them.

6. Collaborate with WIOA core partners to share resources and best practices.

7. Generate opportunities for worksite training, including pre-employment transition services, with business partners.