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The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible individuals with disabilities to assist with entry or re-entry into employment and productivity in the workplace and community. In order to receive services, an individual must meet eligibility requirements.
The Division of Field Services includes the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Branch, the Supported Employment/Community Rehabilitation Program Branch, the Rehabilitation Technology Branch, a team of Job Placement Specialists, Employer Services Branch, Transition Services, the Social Security/Ticket to Work Program, and Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities
The mission of the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation / Blind Services Division is to provide opportunities for employment and independence to individuals with visual disabilities. We serve Kentuckians who are visually impaired or blind and assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment, economic self-sufficiency, and independence.
Kentucky Business Enterprise (KBE) is one of the nation's leading vending and foodservice programs operated by individuals who are visually impaired or blind. The program trains and places individuals as self-employed operators of snack bars, dining facilities and automated vending facilities in public and private buildings across the state.
The vision of the McDowell Center is to provide high-quality services and resources to Kentuckians who are blind or visually impaired to prepare them for employment, economic self-sufficiency and independence with complete integration into society. The McDowell Center is a 44,000 square foot facility located in Northeast Jefferson County, and includes a dormitory wing, classrooms, computer lab, cafeteria, auditorium, and recreation and exercise areas.
The Perkins Center serves individuals with many types of disabilities that include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disability, deaf/hard of hearing, and physical disabilities. The Center currently operates several programs and services that enable consumers to achieve their vocational goals.
Manufacturing, Healthcare and Information Technology are three promising Career Pathways for Kentuckians seeking training and employment in jobs that are in-demand, pay family-sustaining wages, and have opportunities for advancement.
This course is designed to provide information on Section 511 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ACT also known as WIOA.