Resources Available to Help NVTC Employers Hire and Advance Veterans and People with Disabilities

January 21st, 2018 | Posted by Alexa Magdalenski in Tech Talent Initiative

Tech Talent Initiative Logo - For WebNVTC is partnering with Virginia’s Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID) to offer member employers access to training and resources to help meet their tech talent needs. Through the CPID project, employers can tap into:

  • Recruiting and screening activities to help attract qualified applicants
  • Employee development and retention services, including financial incentives and grant funding
  • Business consultation and planning to enhance your business performance

CPID_banner1Click here to learn more about CPID available services or email CPID IT Sector Coordinator Lauren Parker or contact Lauren by phone at 703-689-1793.

Announcing a NEW Webinar Series!

NVTC is currently hosting a series of webinars detailing how you can take advantage of the resources to support the relatively untapped talent pool of individuals with disabilities and Veterans. The webinar series will also address assistive technologies and disability etiquette. Members of your human resource, facilities operations, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, training, compliance, and legal departments are encouraged to participate!

Feb. 15: Office Ergonomics, Universal Design and Assistive Technology
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Paula K. Marin, OTR/L, Assistive Technology Specialist with CPID, will discuss office ergonomics, universal design and assistive technology within the IT field. Register here.

March 15: Diversity at Work and Disability Etiquette
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LaPearl Smith, Business Development Manager with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services, and Diana McBride, Business Relation Specialist with the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, will provide information on diversity at work and disability etiquette. Register here.

On. Jan. 18, NVTC hosted the first webinar on recruiting, hiring and training individuals with disabilities. Kathy West-Evans, M.P.A, CRC, Director of Business Relations for Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), offered useful information on affirmative action strategies to assist businesses in recruiting, hiring and training individuals with disabilities and Veterans into their workforce.

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