Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Employment OutcomesThis Employment Service Systems Research and Training Center develops, enhances, and utilizes partnerships to improve the quality of employment services, opportunities, and outcomes for people with disabilities. Five research projects have been designed to meet this goal and examine partnerships across public agencies, between not for-profit and public agencies, and between rehabilitation agencies and businesses. The Consortia for Employment Success (CES) creates and evaluates fully integrated disability service provider networks in three local communities. The Workplace Socialization Model (WPS), supplements the CES Model by focusing on job enhancement and retention. Identification of "Good Practices" Within Vocational Rehabilitation is designed to identify a variety of good practices currently being used in the State-Federal VR system across the U.S. that facilitate consumer access to services and enhance employment outcomes. Designing and Testing Comprehensive Employment Practice and Policy Initiatives within a Vocational Rehabilitation State Agency develops and tests a model that leads to enhanced employment outcomes. A Study of Disability Navigators in One-Stops, collects data on Workforce Investment Act regions in which Navigators operate and compares levels of customer satisfaction and employment outcomes between regions that use Navigators and regions that have no such positions.
Hunter College of CUNY, Dept. of Educational Foundation and Counseling Programs
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