May 11, 2017

Hold the Date: State of the Science Seminar on Effective Rural Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Job Development, June 22, 2017

State of the Science, June 22, 2017Join us on June 22, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT for RTC:Rural’s State of the Science (SOS) webinar exploring how Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) payment models influence the availability of job development services in rural areas. The webinar will help participants understand which models may facilitate better VR outcomes.

While VR agencies use a variety of models to deliver job development services, the majority contract with third-party providers to deliver services such as resume development, job coaching, and job placement. There is evidence, however, that different payment models (such as hourly, fee-for-service, or performance-based benchmarks) influence the availability and quality of job development services in rural communities.

The free “Rural VR Job Development” webinar will explore the relationship between VR payment models, geography, and VR outcomes. The webinar will feature a review of current research from the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural), followed by reactions and perspectives from a panel of experts, including VR directors, field service staff, and researchers. The webinar is designed to provide current and pertinent information that will stimulate a rich discussion among participants.

Check back in the coming weeks for additional information about the Rural VR Job Development webinar. Additional information will also be sent via our eNewsletter.

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