Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee to The Board of Regents
Your ACCES Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 10, 2014. All members were present.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Strategic Planning – The Committee was provided with information on a strategic planning initiative to improve the process for the vocational rehabilitation program to address emerging challenges in meeting the growing demand and changing expectations for employment of individuals with disabilities. To meet these challenges, ACCES launched a strategic planning initiative to improve the availability of vocational rehabilitation services to meet the growing expectations for employment, improve service delivery in the face of staffing reductions within ACCES-VR over the past several years, explore the use of technology to better meet the needs of individuals participating in ACCES-VR services, and, improve the quality of services and the employment outcomes achieved for the diverse constituencies served. With the support of SED leadership, ACCES will transform Vocational Rehabilitation as a more effective and responsive resource for assisting New Yorkers with disabilities in gaining meaningful employment.