30 episodes

The VR Workforce Studio is a podcast rooted in the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The core mission and purpose of the VR Workforce Studio is to offer important compelling information and stories for Individuals with disabilities (IWD) who are "in" or "preparing to be part of" the workforce in Virginia as well as employers and the staff who help IWD become employed. The show is produced at WWRC, a comprehensive vocational rehabilitation center that serves over 300 IWD on any given day helping them prepare for employment. The Center is one of only seven such facilities in the United States and has been in operation since 1947 offering both comprehensive medical rehabilitation as well as vocational assessments, transition and jobs-driven training. In addition to the extensive array of IWD at WWRC, the Center's parent agency, The Department for Again and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) serves upwards of 20,000 consumers at any given time who also hope to go to work and demonstrate the value that IWD bring to the workplace. This exceptional array of consumers, employers and professionals working together provide an ongoing and unparalleled plethora of stories, interviews, strategies and opportunities listeners will find both informative and educational. VR Workforce Studio listeners can expect to hear WWRC chronicle the journeys and triumphs of IWD while spotlighting employers who hire them

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    • Government
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

The VR Workforce Studio is a podcast rooted in the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The core mission and purpose of the VR Workforce Studio is to offer important compelling information and stories for Individuals with disabilities (IWD) who are "in" or "preparing to be part of" the workforce in Virginia as well as employers and the staff who help IWD become employed. The show is produced at WWRC, a comprehensive vocational rehabilitation center that serves over 300 IWD on any given day helping them prepare for employment. The Center is one of only seven such facilities in the United States and has been in operation since 1947 offering both comprehensive medical rehabilitation as well as vocational assessments, transition and jobs-driven training. In addition to the extensive array of IWD at WWRC, the Center's parent agency, The Department for Again and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) serves upwards of 20,000 consumers at any given time who also hope to go to work and demonstrate the value that IWD bring to the workplace. This exceptional array of consumers, employers and professionals working together provide an ongoing and unparalleled plethora of stories, interviews, strategies and opportunities listeners will find both informative and educational. VR Workforce Studio listeners can expect to hear WWRC chronicle the journeys and triumphs of IWD while spotlighting employers who hire them

    The electricity of Lauren's apprenticeship.

    The electricity of Lauren's apprenticeship.

    VR and Apprenticeship are working together to create career pathways for people with disabilities.

    • 30 min
    They contacted Flora because of her workforce credentials, and the VR Workforce Studio has a new spark

    They contacted Flora because of her workforce credentials, and the VR Workforce Studio has a new spark

    The post They contacted Flora because of her workforce credentials, and the VR Workforce Studio has a new spark appeared first on VR Workforce Studio.

    • 30 min
    Work makes the world go round with armless guitarist, George Dennehy

    Work makes the world go round with armless guitarist, George Dennehy

    The post Work makes the world go round with armless guitarist, George Dennehy appeared first on VR Workforce Studio.

    • 30 min
    National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day

    National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day

    The post National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day appeared first on VR Workforce Studio.

    • 30 min
    Career Pathways and the Groundhog’s Job Shadow

    Career Pathways and the Groundhog’s Job Shadow

    The post Career Pathways and the Groundhog’s Job Shadow appeared first on VR Workforce Studio.

    • 30 min
    The man with the magic glasses

    The man with the magic glasses

    The post The man with the magic glasses appeared first on VR Workforce Studio.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Glitzy0520 ,

Great stories and professional!

Stories are real, very professional and easy listen!

patternhunter ,

Professional In Every Sense of the Word!

I love this podcast and how Rick Sizemore brings it all together. I learn not only from the great content but from the outstanding production. As a podcaster myself is aspire to follow Rick’s lead.

ssage79 ,

Great content and resource

Content rich episodes with a memorable overcoming the odds story. Great hosts who are passionate about their message.

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