Customized Training Webinar

Customized Training: A Closer Look Webinar

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Event Details:

Recorded Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm EDT / 12:00 pm CDT / 11:00 am MDT / 10:00 am PDT

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free to attend. Registration is Required.

CRC Credits: 1 CRC credit available

    Event Format:

    Recorded Training followed by Live Q&A on customized training.

    Pre-Event Recommendation

    We recommend watching the Customized Training Introduction Webinar to get important foundational information on this topic! 1 CRC available.

    About this Event:

    Customized Training: A Closer Look explores a brief history of customized training in the U.S. and discusses the huge need of middle skills for employment. This need is a direct result of the mismatch of what employers need and what the applicant pool has to offer.

    Join our webinar for a discussion of customized training benefits, specific strategies, and models, with links to examples. We’ll wrap up with a look at the future of customized training.

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    Sandy Conder, M.Ed., MRC, CRC

    Program Manager Sr: Training & Development Coordinator Human Development Institute: University of Kentucky
    Sandy works for the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky where she coordinates activities, develops training materials, and presentations for the national RSA grant Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center on Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE). Sandy has worked in the field of education, quickly shifting to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, where she worked as an Employment Specialist, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and state Administrator of the Community Work Transition Program (CWTP). Sandy has a bachelor’s degree in business & marketing education, master’s degree in special education from Eastern Kentucky University, and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky. Sandy’s personal and professional passion is furthering the mission of people with disabilities in the attainment of quality of life and employment.

    Christina Espinosa, MRC, CRC

    Division Director of Community Education University of Kentucky (UK)
    Christina Espinosa is the Division Director of Community Education for UK-HDI and a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. For more than 14 years, she has been working in assistive technology, accessibility, home modification, and universal design. Ms. Espinosa is the Project Director for the UK-HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services (CATS), funded through the Assistive Technology Act, and Co-PI of the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment contract with Wisconsin. She served on the AUCD Project Advisory Committee from 2013-2015 and has Chaired HDI’s Disability Equity and Inclusion Committee since 2014. She has served as vice chair for Lexington’s Center for Independent Living since 2017, and vice president of Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Mayor’s Commission for People with Disabilities since 2018.

    Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC

    Professor University of Kentucky (UK)
    Phillip Rumrill is a Professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington. He also serves as Director of Research and Training in the UK Human Development Institute. He has worked for the past 30 years teaching and conducting research in university-based Rehabilitation Counseling programs. Over the course of his career, Dr. Rumrill has authored or co-authored more than 300 journal articles and 16 commercially published books on various topics related to the education and employment of people with disabilities. His research interests include aging and disability, issues facing students with disabilities in higher education, assistive technology and reasonable accommodations, chronic illness, the career development implications of disability, services and outcomes of the state-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation program, workplace discrimination, and traumatic brain injury.

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