Committee Report | February 2011
REGENTS ACCES COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
February 8, 2011
Your ACCES Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 7, 2011. All members were present.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
The Committee was informed about the Vocational Rehabilitation Recruitment, Training and Staff Development (RTSD) Unit. The RTSD Unit is responsible for the professional development of all Vocational Rehabilitation staff and recruitment of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor staff. Training is an important part of the development of qualified staff to meet the employment needs of people with disabilities. The RTSD Unit provides supports for paraprofessional, professional and management staff to pursue education and training in order to meet professional certification requirements as well as to learn new skills to help improve the quality of services and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Staff participates in a variety of training and professional development opportunities that lead to completion of college degrees, professional certifications and basic skill development. Staff is also provided financial support through the RSA grant to participate in training courses taken to increase their knowledge and skills in vocational rehabilitation. The training courses and opportunities offered during the year allow Vocational Rehabilitation professional staff to obtain the credits necessary to maintain their professional certification, specifically Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC). (ACCES (D) 1)