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.

Shamika Success Story

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 Success Story

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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Ian Mac Intire Success Story

When Ian applied for services on 4/22/14, he reported that his largest barriers to employment were due to the extreme anxiety that leads into Agoraphobia and his learning disability. Ian was diagnosed with Chronic Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Specific Learning Disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Ian took extra time to consider…

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Chris Hampton Success Story

Chris Hampton came to the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) on 8/25/14. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on 6/11/77, one of three children, and has lived in other places, but moved back to Las Vegas in 2012. He quit school in the 9th grade, but obtained a GED in 1996. His disabilities include…

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Catherine Wright Success Story

For over 25 years, Catherine Wright enjoyed a career as a pre-school teacher in university-based child development programs. She was the Lead Teacher and Assistant Director at the Arizona State University, Child Development Center, and most recently was Lead Teacher at the University of Nevada, Child and Family Research Center. Her official job title was…

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