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 and the Foundation is thrilled about this opportunity because it bring us together with community college leaders, workforce development professionals, partner agencies, and many others to explore the ways we can all respond to the needs of businesses and individuals here in the Commonwealth.
Rick; And That positions Virginia as a national model for workforce training. As we shine the spotlight on the accomplishments of our colleges including the historic workforce credentials funding plan.
Anne: I know we will be thrilled to be there Imagining the future with an Array of Virginia’s workforce professionals.
Rick: New to the Conference this year is our live Podcast. As we not only Imagine new and creative ways of sharing the workforce message but actually connect our session and the conference to the exciting world of possibilities in iTunes, Stitcher Radio and VR Workforce Studio’s Podcast Website.
Anne: In our live podcast , We’ll Meet Rod Early, and hear his inspiring and courageous story of vocational rehabilitation and returning to work following a near death accident.
Rick: We’ll interview an All Star Panel with Vanessa Rastberger from the Virginia Manufacturers Association (Manufacturing Skills Institute), Joe Ashley form the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Service, Sam Rothrock from Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center …
Anne: and Amanda Christopher from the Virginia Community College System. We’ll be talking about how podcasting opens doors for business engagement and provides a powerful platform for sharing success stories-especially workforce success stores. Rick how many times have you heard leaders say….we need to share our success stories….
Rick:And that is what our podcast is all about.
Rick: This all before a live studio audience we’ll get into jobs driven training, WIOA, Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, Workforce Credentialing and much more. For more info on the 2016 Hire Ed Conference visit event.crowdcompass.com/hireed16 or download the VCCS Events App (free!) and click on Hire Education Conference.
About the Site
Our website and podcast focuses on Individuals with Disabilities and stories of employment including training and education, vocational rehabilitation and celebrates the champions of employment who hire people with disabilities as well as vocational rehabilitation professionals and the work they do to create hope and a path forward to employment for people with disabilities so they can work and lead better lives.
- Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center
- Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
- Virginia Rehabilitation Association Website
- WWRC Foundation
- U.S. Department of Labor – OFCCP – Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act
- U.S. Department of Labor – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
- Executive Order 23 Establishing a New Virginia Economy and Workforce Initiative
- Virginia Manufacturers Association – Dream It. Do It.
- Manufacturing Skills Institute
- Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
- Executive Order 46 Supporting Virginians with Disabilities in the New Virginia Economy