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Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment Comprehensive Review – White Paper

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The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE) was intended to provide a sustainable national platform for state vocational rehabilitation agencies (SVRA), their affiliates, persons with disabilities, employers, researchers, educators, and policymakers to increase the capacity in their ability to improve the quality and impact of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services leading to high quality competitive integrated employment (CIE).

Comprehensive review

This Comprehensive Review focused on identifying of the needs, priorities, innovative approaches to develop career readiness and quality employment outcomes, existing literature, emerging practices, and manualized interventions to inform and develop TA programming. Researchers from the VRTAC-QE collected an RSA Monitoring Report for SVRAs over the five year period from 2016-2021. 

In addition, through internet searches and direct outreach to SVRAs, additional records such as comprehensive statewide needs assessments, statewide plans, technical assistance report, and other state workforce development agency reports were collected. These records were evaluated using qualitative analysis to identify common themes regarding technical assistance needs, innovative practices, and other common factors related to quality employment.

About this Report

In this report, we provide an overview of the comprehensive review, describe the review methods, and present the results. The findings formed the basis for VRTAQ-QE planning and delivery of training and TA and continues to do so currently.

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