Job training programs can help you meet your professional goals whether you are trying to gain entrance into a field or wanting to move up in your career.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies
State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies provide job training and job placement services for people with disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation counselors at these agencies work closely with each job seeker to help them train for and find jobs. Contact your state’s VR agency for more information.
Georgia's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA)
The mission of GVRA is employment and independence for Georgians with disabilities. GVRA has six rehabilitation divisions: Business Enterprise Program (BEP), Disability Adjudication Services (DAS) Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB), Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation (RWSIR), Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Cave Spring Center (CSC).
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN), is a source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Check out their Workplace Accommodation Toolkit, an online tool to help U.S. businesses successfully recruit, hire and retain applicants and employees with disabilities.
Job Training Resources
The Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) workgroup has created What to Know About Work-Based Learning Experiences for Students and Youth with Disabilities. This fact sheet was created to address the compatible outcome goals and policy priorities identified in The 2020 Youth Transition Plan: A federal Interagency Strategy.
Meet Nick, a young entrepreneur who owns his own lawn-care business. Nick uses assistive technologies, both low and high tech, that aid him in driving and accessing his laptop computer and tablet.