The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA represents landmark legislation designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and to help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.
Vocational Rehabilitation helps eligible individuals with disabilities, to prepare for, obtain or maintain employment and achieve independence. Of the 69.6 million families in the United States, more than 20 million have at least one family member with a disability. One in five people in the workforce has some form of disability.
John Harper (26 years’ experience) - Career social services professional dedicated to helping persons with disabilities acquire new skills and gain integrated competitive employment. A US Navy veteran with 26 years’ Vocational Rehabilitation experience serving the state of Missouri and the nations’ VR program. A subject matter expert with extensive experience and domain knowledge regarding guidelines, legislation, RSA policy directives and the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Craig Keating (10 years’ experience) - Authority on VR software development and technical services relevant to the WIOA with a special emphasis on VR. Ten years’ experience developing and supporting case management applications for more than 50% of the nation’s VR programs.
Alex Gifford (15 years’ experience) - Technical lead and Subject Matter Expert for RSA compliant data migrations and interface development in support of new case management implementations. Have successfully led 24 VR case management migrations, including Libera System 7 migrations in GA, MA, MO and WA.