Partnerships & Advocacy

Advocacy Committee

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Benefits of Partnering with VECAP

Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professional’s (VECAP) Advocacy Committee is committed to promote and increase the visibility of vocational evaluation and its inherent benefits and contributions to the fields of rehabilitation, career development, education and all other related human service factions.

The purpose and hope of our affiliations is to assure the integration of the best possible practices for vocational evaluation into associated fields. Ongoing and closely woven partnerships work together in blending and reinforcing the developments of vocational evaluation with the expansions and contractions of service provisions. The committee reaches out to as many collaborators and public agencies as possible to expand the pool of people who can benefit from VECAP’s collective knowledge as well as help promote the general understanding of our services.

The use of our partnerships is to inform, teach, collaborate, create and advance VE/CA practice, research, and policy.

Advantages and benefits of partnering with VECAP, members of your organization will have:  

  • Access to nationally recognized experts in the area of vocational evaluation and career assessment
  • A constant spotlight about your organization on our national website
  • opportunity to present as part of our education webinar series
  • Access to our VECAP Journals, National Forum Issues Papers, position papers, and research
  • Information promoting your conferences and special events through our newsletters, other publications, and social media
  • Opportunities for joint efforts in contributing to publications, position papers, and opinions affecting policy and practice
  • The potential for reduced rates and fees for VECAP membership, professional development, and conference events.

A partnership between our organizations will help our members understand your organizations purposes and goals, which we can help you promote.

Processes and Procedures

  1. Each Partner will have an assigned VECAP liaison with whom they can communicate.
  2. All communications between liaison and Partners, written or verbal, will be shared with the Advocacy Committee.
  3. Additions and promotions of Partner advertising to the VECAP website, social media outlets, education series and newsletters will be submitted to the Advocacy Committee as well as to the Communications Coordinator. Both will approve the listing.
  4. The Communications Coordinator will assure the listing is correct and will not represent any conflicts of interest. See attached submittal form for any promotion.
  5. Discounts shall be considered by the Executive Committee and/or the VECAP Board, some possibilities include:
  • Buy one get one free for education series
  • Group discount on membership
  • Other discounts considered on a partner-by-partner basis

EXISTING PARTNERSHIPS

NTACT LogoNational Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT), formerly known as NSTTAC, is funded by the US Department of Education’s OSEP/RSA (#H326E140004) from January 2015 through December 2019. NTACT assists SEAs, LEAs, State VR agencies, and other VR service providers implement evidence-based and promising practices (EBPPs) to ensure students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, stay in school, progress in school, and graduate with knowledge, skills, and supports needed to succeed in post-secondary education and employment.

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) is the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) central repository for training resources in vocational rehabilitation. The NCRTM offers the vocational rehabilitation and education communities, grantees, researchers, trainers and practitioners the opportunity to gain visibility for their work, while contributing new knowledge to their specific fields.

The American Board of Vocational Experts is a professional credentialing body established as a not-for-profit organization. Its Diplomates and Fellows have academic preparation in several disciplines (rehabilitation, psychology, economics and various aligned disciplines) and in assessment, counseling and consulting. Prior to completion of the certification process, professionals may be associate or student members of ABVE.

CAVEWAS is a national, professional association offering a variety of services to a diverse group of professionals and stakeholders assisting people with disabilities and / or disadvantages to enter, remain in or return to work and / or meaningful engagement within their communities. We work together to build awareness of ability, helping individuals realize their personal potential and employment goals. CAVEWAS is the only specialty Society under the umbrella of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada.

If you have an association or organization with which you think we should be collaborating, please contact the Advocacy Co-Chairs (see list of Board Members).