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Abstract Details for Business Engagement Compendium

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies have varied approaches to engaging with business, tracking business contacts, and coordinating business engagement activities with workforce partners. However, in the past, there was not a single source of compiled information about how each VR agency approaches business engagement. The Job-Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (JDVRTAC) in partnership with the University of Arkansas , devised, designed and created a Business Engagement Compendium to address this gap. The Business Engagement Compendium is a searchable online database designed to enhance information sharing and networking among VR agency professionals nationwide. The information and data collected in the compendium is compiled from the results of a survey administered to state VR agencies. The compendium provides accessible and updatable information about four key areas: • Business Engagement Models • WIOA Partnership Activities • Business Engagement Data Collection Strategies • WIOA Partner Agreements