At Vocational Solutions of Henderson County, our goal is to help adults with disabilities live with as much independence as possible and help them integrate into the workforce. We work with a wide network of local organizations and businesses to find opportunities for people with disabilities to make the fullest use of their skills. However, we also understand that ours is just one program, and that additional resources may be necessary depending on someone’s particular location or situation. In this article, we will go over some other resources you can use to find job training for adults with disabilities.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies. One resource you can use to find job training for disabled adults is your state vocational rehabilitation agency. These organizations provide career counseling, job training, and even assist with job placement. Here is a link to North Carolina’s VR agency.
- State Offices on Disability Employment. Another place you can look for job training as or on behalf of an adult with disabilities is your state governor’s office on employment of disabled persons. While the names of these government organizations vary from state to state, all states have an organization like this (even US territories like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do). North Carolina’s is called North Carolina Disability Rights, and you can find their website by clicking this link.
- Independent Living Centers. A third resource to help you find job training as or for an adult with disabilities is Independent Living Centers. These centers provide job training and career coaching, as well as help with building life skills to live independently. In addition, most maintain networks of local employers interested in hiring people with disabilities, so they can help with job placement as well.