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Vocational Rehabilitation Inspiration, Education and Resources

Episodes

Being Heumann with Judy Heumann, an unrepentant memoir of a disability rights advocate

Mar 9, 2020 30:00

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Plus "Don't Sweat It" reflections on Ectodermal Dysplasia and Christina's workforce pathway through vocational rehabilitation to CVS.

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Hope after lockup, a journey of recover and vocational rehabilitation

Feb 8, 2020 30:00

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Bently Wood was facing 270 years in prison but turned his life around through drug court and found a career pathway through voc rehab.
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VR Turns 100

Jan 20, 2020 9:24

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Because people with disabilities have such an important story to tell

Jan 10, 2020 30:00

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Kaylee Merrick talks about her role in the new CVS Abilities in Abundance Video and Dr. Megan Healy discusses people with disabilities in the workforce. [audio mp3="https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Episode77FFBPA.mp3"][/audio]

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Growing the Garden at Omni, finding talent through vocational rehabilitation

Dec 16, 2019 5:40

A sailor’s journey through vocational rehabilitation following military service.

Dec 1, 2019 30:00

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Welcome to episode 75 and featured guest in our big inspiration showcase Alfred McMillan. [audio mp3="https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Episode75FFBSailorsjourneythorughVRfollowingmilitaryservice.mp3"][/audio]

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If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together*.

Nov 4, 2019 30:00

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with cancer survivor Matt Campbell. ComSoncis and the National Employment Team. [audio mp3="https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Episode74FFBMattCampbellGoFastGoLongGoFarGoTogether.mp3"][/audio]

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Vocational Rehabilitation and the Blue Man Group creating opportunity and accessibility

Oct 1, 2019 30:00

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Hear Andy Poole's story of becoming an IT Security Officer through VR and learn about the Blue Man Groups autism friendly performances. [audio mp3="https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Episode73FFBVocationalRehabilitationand.mp3"][/audio]

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Autism-Friendly Performances by the Blue Man Group

Sep 29, 2019 17:59

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Learn how the Blue Man Group provides autism-friendly performances to enhance accessibility for people with autism and other sensory related issues. [audio mp3="https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Episode72FFBInternationalPodcastDayBlue-2.mp3"][/audio]

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Soft skills needed for success in today’s workplace with Vocational Rehabilitation Superstar, Catherine Conlon and other top VR professionals

Sep 2, 2019 30:00

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Recorded live from the Manufacturing Skills Institute's 8th Annual Workforce Solutions Symposium here at Liberty University in the brand new school of business. [audio mp3="https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Episode70FFBLeavingSSBenefitsforaFortune500job.mp3"][/audio]

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Leaving Social Security Benefits behind for a fortune 500 job through vocational rehabilitation: The Marvin Whitfield story.

Aug 1, 2019 30:00

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Welcome to episode 70 of the VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Marvin Whitfield, standing by for the big inspiration showcase interviews. [audio mp3="https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Episode70FFBLeavingSSBenefitsforaFortune500job.mp3"][/audio]

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The Spark that Ignites Vocational Rehabilitation

Jul 1, 2019 30:00

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An interview with Rick Sizemore as he concludes a 33-year career at WWRC and focuses on the VR Workforce Studio podcast. [audio mp3="https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Episdoe69FFBVRTheSparkThatIgnitesVocati.mp3"][/audio]

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Vicki’s Tattoo and Perspective as she travels to the MIss Wheelchair America Event

Jun 9, 2019 9:38

The man who makes classrooms comfortable and Vicki goes to the Miss Wheelchair America Event.

Jun 9, 2019 30:00

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Hear Ira Socol's phenomenal story of assisted technology and vocational rehabilitation, the National Clearinghouse Update, with Cherie Takemoto, plus Vicki Varner is back, and headed to the National Miss Wheelchair America Program. [embed]https://vrworkforcestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Episdoe67IraandtheclassroomandVicki.mp3[/embed]

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Vocational Rehabilitation at the crossroads of disability and poverty, the Shane Padgett story

May 1, 2019 30:00

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Jared Lem’s story of vocational rehabilitation and his job at the U.S. Geological Survey

Apr 1, 2019 30:00

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Hear how Wilson Workforce partners with Special Education to help students with disabilities. With updates from the National Rehabilitation Association.
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Episode 64 – A Look Ahead to 2019 Introducing Vicki Varner and updates from CSAVR and NRA

Feb 15, 2019 10:38

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Episode 64 - A Look Ahead to 2019 and Let's Meet Vicki Varner along with updates from CSAVR and NRA

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Finding an Edge: How VR, Business, Career Pathways and Apprenticeships help individuals with disabilities find vocational success

Dec 18, 2018 1:00:00

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Today, we bring you an amazing story about a phenomenal partnership that's opening up career pathways that help individuals with disabilities train for and go to work in modern manufacturing as skilled and credentialed registered apprentices. [audio mp3="http://vrworkforcestudio.com/pods/FFB2018HireEd.mp3"][/audio]

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Ed Owens and vocational training with CVS at WWRC.  Katia Albanese and her work with CSAVR, National Apprenticeship Week with Alan McClain and Jonathan Bibb

Nov 14, 2018 30:00

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David Dillon on Overcoming the Obstacles to Employment through Vocational Rehabilitation and WINTAC Super Stars, Rachel Anderson and Betsy Hopkins

Oct 14, 2018 30:00

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Disability Employment Awareness Month and Brandon’s Big Career Day at WWRC

Sep 16, 2018 30:00

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Meet Brandon Stees and hear how VR is using its Training Centers to deliver Pre-Employment Transition Services with special guest Jessica Stehle and Matt Luther plus Cherie’s National Clearinghouse Update.
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VR helps fill the talent pipeline in a veteran-owned business. The Phillip Connor-Intercon story

Aug 16, 2018 30:00

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Philip Connor

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VR Workforce Studio, the Tailgate Throwdown and Podcaster Roundup

Aug 4, 2018 6:00

VR Workforce Studio Special Episode with Dr. Kurt Sprenger and his reflections on the 2018 NET Summit

Jul 23, 2018 11:55

They are the Dreamers. We are the Doers.

Jul 14, 2018 30:00

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Rose Hilderbrand

Meet Rose Hilderbrand as she discusses her new job in manufacturing and hear reflections from Vanessa Rastberger of the Manufacturing Skills Institute and the National Clearinghouse Update with Cherie Takemoto.

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Spencer Clark’s Career Pathway to IDX with Reflections from a panel of top VR and CPID experts.

Jun 10, 2018 30:00

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Spencer Clark

Meet Spencer Clark, a young man with a disability who became interested in manufacturing, went through a Dream it. Do it. academy vocational training,

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Meet Alex Haddad newly certified as a highly qualified paraprofessional

Jun 3, 2018 30:00

Celebrating Mental Health Month with Sarah Price Hancock.

May 15, 2018 30:00

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Sarah Price Hancock, professor from San Diego State University

Hear her reflections on mental health and the road to employment through vocational rehabilitation. Plus learn about WWRC's partnership with disABLED Persons, Inc. and Microsoft.

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Why is Carol Dobak so passionate about vocational rehabilitation?

Apr 8, 2018 30:00

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Carol Dobak

RSA’s Carol Dobak talks about one of her favorite vocational rehabilitation success stories and why she is so passionate about the work of VR.

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ACTI pre-apprenticeship training with special guests Gwyna Bond and Jonathan Bibb

Mar 13, 2018 13:45

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Gyna Bond

In today's podcast, Gwyna Bond and Jonathan Bibb talk pre-apprenticeship training.

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Hershey, vocational rehabilitation, pre-apprenticeship training and registered apprenticeships

Mar 12, 2018 30:00

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A career pathway for individuals with disabilities [playlist tracklist="false" images="false" ids="1730"]

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Jobs at Omni Homestead with Jenny Lorenzo

Feb 15, 2018 11:00

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Jenny Lorenzo, Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager at Omni Resort

Meet Jenny Lorenzo, Talent Acquisition Manager for the Omni Homestead and hear her perspectives on disability employment

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The talent pipeline from vocational rehabilitation to the Omni Homestead

Feb 15, 2018 29:59

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Homestead Omni Resort in Spring Time

Join Jason and Taylor as they discuss their careers at the Omni Homestead and hear how Penni’s mini job fair opened up the doors of opportunity. [playlist ids="1659"]

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ACTI and CVS Mock Stores: Gateway to Measurable Skills Gains

Feb 2, 2018 12:53

Cherie Takemoto’s Tour of the Clearinghouse

Jan 16, 2018 30:03

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Listen and learn about  National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

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Voices from the Career Pathways Podcast Full Production Episode November 2017

Nov 20, 2017 1:08:51

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Hear consumers, business representatives, expert panelist and top executives reflect on the innovative strategies that are filling the talent pipelines for business and industry. [playlist ids="1478"]

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Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities: Segment 3 of 3

Nov 15, 2017 11:00

Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities: Segment 2 of 3

Nov 15, 2017 30:00

Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities: Segment 1 of 3

Nov 15, 2017 30:04

Rothrock Reflections

Oct 16, 2017 30:00

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Jim Rothrock has lived with a significant disability for over five decades and now shares his perspectives on disability and work. Hear his top messages to the Vocational Rehabilitation and Business Communities.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Sep 30, 2017 27:47

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Don Driscoll plant manager describing plant projects

Let’s Discuss 3-D Printing, Manufacturing and International Podcast Day.
Hear about Spenser’s Tour of the Plant, Kim’s Cosmetology Career and Courageous Stories of Vocational Rehabilitation on the Horizon.

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From a Life of Seclusion to a Career in Manufacturing: The Chris Hall Story

Sep 16, 2017 30:01

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Chris Hall joins us now with the story of the voc rehab pathway out of seclusion to a whole new life of success and a career in modern manufacturing

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Silver Tsunami, the Gateway to Registered Apprenticeships with Special Guest Debby Hopkins

Sep 1, 2017 21:02

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Rose Hildebrand podcast

Hear about exciting developments that create opportunities in the workforce.

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The Story of Odessa Johnson and AmeriCare Plus!

Aug 16, 2017 30:00

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Odessa Johnson at work

The Perfect Storm of Business Engagement, Vocational Rehabilitation and Health Occupations Jobs. The Story of Odessa Johnson and AmeriCare Plus! A young woman with hearing loss finds her dream job with a company who is excited about hiring individuals with disabilities.

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CVS Mock Stores, NCSOCRC and Vision 2020

Aug 3, 2017 11:04

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The Girl with the semi colon tattoo a year later

Hear About the Girl with the Semicolon Tattoo a Year After She Started Working at CVS

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Autism and the Perfect Job in Telecommunications. The Jimmy Fraley Story

Jul 15, 2017 30:18

Vocational Rehabilitation Short Story in the Kitchen with Broady and “Dream It. Do It.” Camps and Academies this Summer.

Jul 6, 2017 10:31

Faith, Grit and Vocational Rehabilitation. The Pam Cobbler Story

Jun 21, 2017 30:03

Special Episode with Summer Sage of the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center.

Jun 2, 2017 8:05

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Hear how PEATC is helping build positive and powerful relationship for families, students and teachers and activities planned for 2017.

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Reflections from the Vocational Rehabilitation Journey

Jun 2, 2017 3:49

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Give us a few minutes and we’ll take you on the journey of a lifetime. If you haven’t listened to an episode yet check this out to learn a little more about our podcast. Transcript follows Clock ticking sound. Give us just a few minutes and we’ll take you on the journey of a lifetime. […]

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Journey of Inches, the Alex Cullison Story

May 5, 2017 31:07

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Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities Success Story. Austin McQuade Lands a Job at CDA.

Feb 20, 2017 18:40

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Austin McQuade working

Hear the exciting story of how Austin McQuade obtained his certification as a Manufacturing Technician and quickly found his dream job  despite his disability. Show Notes For the Austin McQuade Story Rick Sizemore is the Director of the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Rick’s Contact info: rick.sizemore@wwrc.virginia.gov @rickwwrc   540-332-7214. Anne Hudlow is the Director of […]

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Drawing Without Hands The Bruce Dellinger Story

Feb 3, 2017 36:13

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Transcript Begin Count Down: 4 3 2 1 This is the VR workforce studio inspiration, education, and affirmation at work the workforce and disability employment podcast from the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation services. The VR Workforce Studio is published by our foundation at www.rcf.org […]

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Special Episode Hire Ed Conference “Imagine.”

Dec 9, 2016 59:22

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Visit the WWRC Foundation Facebook Page for video of today’s podcast with a sign language interpreter.     Show Notes: Rick Sizemore is the Director of the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Rick’s Contact info: rick.sizemore@wwrc.virginia.gov @rickwwrc   540-332-7214 Anne Hudlow is the Director of the WWRC Foundation. Anne’s Contact info: annehudlow@comcast.net WWRCF.org Amanda Christopher is a graduate of […]

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Looking Ahead to the 2016 Hire Education Conference.

Nov 21, 2016 3:10

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Rick Sizemore here with Anne Hudlow for today’s Special Edition Quickcast Anne: As we look ahead to the 2016 Hire Ed Thats H-I-R-E Hire Ed Conference; Imagine. Rick: The Virginia Community College System concludes its 50th Anniversary Celebration this year, we now look to the next 50 years to “Imagine” what is possible. Anne:  The Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center […]

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A Big Vision of Hope, The DeWanna Christian Story.

Nov 21, 2016 26:38

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Dewanna Christian

Hear DeWanna Christian's Courageous Story of Vocational Rehabilitation, Surviving Meningitis and Living to Excel as a Rehabilitation Professional.

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The Rod Early Story

Oct 12, 2016 40:54

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Rod Early Golfing

Seven Months of Iron Will…From the Hospital Back to My Manufacturing Job NOTE: To listen to the podcast, click the play icon above. Show Notes Rick Sizemore is the Director of the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Rick’s Contact info: rick.sizemore@wwrc.virginia.gov @rickwwrc   540-332-7214. Anne Hudlow is the Director of the WWRC Foundation. Anne’s Contact info: […]

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VR Workforce Studio Special Presentation with Scott Dunnel

Aug 16, 2016 8:37

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  Exciting News from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification with Scott Dunnell Scott Dunnell Director of Marketing and Strategic Alliances at CRCC at 847-944-1304 or email at SDunnell@CRCCertification.com Transcribed by Latrice Stewart Rick: On today’s episode of the VR Workforce Studio Podcast, a special feature presentation from our vocational rehabilitation briefing room, as we […]

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The Brian Evans Story

Aug 15, 2016 39:22

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The Brian Evans Story of Vocational Rehabilitation and Returning to work following a tragic motorcycle accident." Plus exciting news from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification with Scott Dunnell.

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