Success Story – Sara Heredia Villanueva
Sara Heredia Villanueva was working in a JDT program at New2U Computers following several prior unsuccessful VR cases when she applied for services again in March 2018. Sara has an intellectual disability, and in each case with VR in the past she was determined not to be capable of competitive integrated employment following work hardening experiences…
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Success Story – Dillon Maestrejuan
Dillon is a young man living with Cerebral Palsy. This has affected his mobility, dexterity in his hands and his speech. Despite this, Dillon has always been very active, and is well-known in the local community for participating in community events and outdoor activities such as hunting, off-roading and photography. Since I began working with Dillon…
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Ivan got his dream job with the help of VR Nevada
Ivan came to work at Jack in the Box in Carson City, Nevada one year ago. “There is no body happier or more energetic coming to work.” says general manager, Kyle Hewitt. “Vocational Rehabilitation does a great job making sure our standards are met as well as the employees.”
VR prepares Ian for a job at Complex Care Hospital
HR Manager, Susan didn’t know Ian McIntire was part of Vocational Rehabilitation until after she hired him as an EVS Tech. Ian has done such a great job and is such a pleasure to be around, that Complex Care Hospital in Las Vegas is looking forward to working with Vocational Rehabilitation again.
VR Nevada helps Cathy Wright
When Cathy could no longer do her job of 19 years, because it was too physically demanding, she ended up leaving, but didn’t know where to go. VR Nevada helped her change careers and feel productive. Cathy’s supervisor, Pat Wendell said, “In a perfect world, I wish I had one hundred Cathys.”
Success Story Eric Eierdam
VR Nevada helped Eric Eierdam change his life.
Meet Eric Eierdam and hear how Vocational Rehabilitation has been life changing for him. After being employed with Precision Orthotics and Prosthetics, Eric has been able to share his successes with patients and really be an inspiration to them.
Erlinda Guzman Success Story
Erlinda has been a productive member of the Goodwill Industries staff for over a year. From the very beginning, Vocational Rehabilitation provided Erlinda with a job coach that helped make the communication, scheduling, and transition smooth.
Erlinda demonstrates a work ethic that we can all live up to.
Meet Shamika, who found a job she loves with the help of Vocational Rehab of Nevada! She applied for the job online and when asked for an interview, VR Nevada was there to help by providing an interpreter. Manager, Jeremy Boaz, has been so impressed with Shamika’s work ethic and sense of pride, that he also hired Sherry on Shamika’s recommendation. Jeremy says, “If employers take the time to match employee skills with job requirements and use the help of VR Nevada, they will gain a loyal employee that works hard.”
Helen Johnson Success Story
Helen Johnson had no idea that being sentenced to Drug Court would be the best thing that ever happened to her. The guidance Helen received from VR Nevada allowed her to turned her life around.
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Roberto came to the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) in 2010 in search of a job. At that time, he had recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and was eager to put this knowledge to use in the working world. Roberto was made eligible for services based on a spinal cord injury. This injury made many tasks very difficult for Roberto. He had no use of his left hand and minimal use of his right. He used a power chair for mobility, but relied on family members for many activities of daily living. Roberto was seeking more than just a job, he was seeking independence.
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