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Spotlighting Graduates’ Triumphs and Program Milestones in our Skills for Work Program

Last week, we celebrated the graduation of 13 students from our Skills for Work program. Skills for Work is a semester long program, containing two weeks of classroom activities to help students gain skills before entering job opportunities. These activities include the Skills to Pay the Bills curriculum, job readiness training (mock interviews, resume writing), as well Spotlighting Graduates’ Triumphs and Program Milestones in our Skills for Work Program

2024’s First Success Story!

On January 2nd, Justin K. became our New Year’s success story! Justin was awarded a VPI Al Briggs award for his hard work and amazing progress accomplished in one of our 8 employment service programs, Pre-Employment and Exploration. Joining our Pre-Employment and Exploration program just last year, he initially showed a very quiet and reserved 2024’s First Success Story!

3 Reasons Community Contribution is Essential to Non-Profits

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In a world where the cost of everything seems to be on the rise, we, like many other non-profits, are needing to fight harder and with less resources to achieve our mission. We fight passionately to empower individuals with disabilities or disadvantages, dedicated to helping them attain the independence they aspire to achieve. At the 3 Reasons Community Contribution is Essential to Non-Profits

Empowering Communities and Breaking Records: Unraveling VPI’s Workforce Solutions and Their Record-Breaking Month

Last month marked a record-breaking achievement for VPI’s Workforce Solutions team. Alongside the incredible individuals VPI’s Workforce Solutions team had the opportunity to work with, they successfully completed 1,307.9 hours of job coaching—a milestone surpassing any previous monthly record. VPI’s Workforce Solutions, with its recent milestone of 1,307.9 hours of job coaching, is more than Empowering Communities and Breaking Records: Unraveling VPI’s Workforce Solutions and Their Record-Breaking Month

Celebrating and Recognizing the Importance of Disability Employment Awareness Month: Promoting Inclusivity in the Workplace

October marks the observance of Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), a time to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of individuals with disabilities in the workforce. This annual event, established in 1945 by President Truman, encourages employers and communities to embrace diversity and foster a more inclusive work environment. Keep reading to learn more about Celebrating and Recognizing the Importance of Disability Employment Awareness Month: Promoting Inclusivity in the Workplace

Stories of Success: Landen

With our clients, we encourage getting involved in the community and learning more about ourselves. This month, we’d like to celebrate Landen’s success! Landen was a Project Search graduate from 2022 who was anxious to get a job. Within a year, Landen found a career he wanted to pursue! During a community inclusion outing, Landen Stories of Success: Landen

Inclusion Makes Our Community Whole

Steve was reunited, to great fanfare, with former co-workers and friends. Donnie went to the bank for the first time in his adult life. Although not on board at first, Lindsay discovered a new store that she liked very much and vowed to return. To some, these may seem to be mundane experiences. Things that all of us Inclusion Makes Our Community Whole

Six Local and Accessible Mental Health Resources

Did you know that 1 in 5 individuals are diagnosed with a mental health disorder each year? Even though mental health disorders are so common, finding the right resources to help or provide support isn’t always easy. Here are six local and accessible resources that are free of stigma and judgement: VPI Community Outreach Center Six Local and Accessible Mental Health Resources

VPI to Host One of First NBT Inclusion Manufacturing Camps

VPI is set to host one of the first national NBT Inclusion Manufacturing Camps from July 25-August 19. The NBT Inclusion Camp, hosted by VPI, presented by Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) and Nestle USA, is a 4-week long manufacturing camp for individuals with disabilities age 16 and over. During the camp, VPI staff will VPI to Host One of First NBT Inclusion Manufacturing Camps

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