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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Nicholas Becerra Success Story
Nicholas Becerra applied for services on 10/01/13 for assistance with finding employment. At the time he was working as a sign waver for 3 hours a week and hated the job, but would not quit until he found something else. He was accompanied by his father, who did a lot of the talking, as Nicholas was diagnosed with Autism and does not talk much.
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Jill Elliott Success Story
Jill Elliott was college educated, and had an MBA. She also had a successful career as a Registered Nurse for 13 years, until one day when she had to take a four-year break in employment due to the exacerbation of her disability. That was when, between the months of September and October 2014, she approached…
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