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.”
Shamika Success Story
The services and/or goods described herein are funded, in part, with Federal funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Education under the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), and/or Supported Employment Services programs. For purposes of the VR program in Nevada, the Federal VR grant paid 78.7 percent of the related costs. In Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018, Nevada VR received $18,531,753 in Federal VR funds. Funds appropriated by the State of Nevada and/or acquired from other non-Federal sources paid 21.3 percent of the related costs ($5,015,583). For purposes of the Supported Employment program, Federal funds paid 95 percent of the total costs. In FFY 2018, Nevada’s VR program received $181,159 in Federal Supported Employment funds. State appropriated funds paid 5 percent ($3,505) of the total costs under the Supported Employment program.
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