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
I've found my forever job, the Jacob Cotton story with Windmills Training and the ADA/VDA Anniversary
You Got to Have Faith in Yourself
You can do it! Shane Williams discusses his VR Journey and Dale (DD) Batten talks about the new energy and excitement with our national partners.
Rothrock’s final reflections as we celebrate Autism Awareness Month
Mad gaming skills and brain injury at the clubhouse as we honor rehabilitation counselors, social workers and assistive technology
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Voc Rehab proved I could bust out 100 words per minute with no errors and “Shocker” I’m now employed.
The Brandon West story and diversity equity and inclusion in VR along with Alexis Duggan’s new videos. [audio mp3="https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/0092BrandonWest020121-1.mp3"][/audio]
Great stories and professional!
Stories are real, very professional and easy listen!
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.
Great content and resource
Content rich episodes with a memorable overcoming the odds story. Great hosts who are passionate about their message.