Message from the Administrator
Aloha and welcome! Our vision at the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is “Move Forward to Work.” We would like to think of ourselves as the agency of choice for persons with disabilities who are looking to enter or retain integrated, competitive employment. As Hawai‘i’s primary agency directly responsible for the employment needs of our citizens with disabilities, we are committed in Hawai‘i’s efforts in establishing a 21st century workforce.
With service offices on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i the Division is entrenched within our communities to meet the needs of those seeking our services. With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in July of 2014, the Hawai‘i VR program has been actively working with core partners from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Department of Education, Department of Health, University of Hawai‘i and the Community Colleges as well as divisions within the Department of Human Services in developing the kinds of services all of Hawai‘i can be proud of.
A key point under WIOA is the requirement to invest in students with disabilities as well as our disenfranchised youth. What better way to ensure a brighter future for all than by investing in the talent development of our young people. WIOA also requires a true partnership with employers in the private sector so that together we can plan, develop, and make possible the fulfillment of the dreams our people desire to live an independent and self-sufficient life.
I hope your visit to our website will be able to meet your needs; if not give us a call and hopefully together we get you to where you want to go.
GOALS /PRIORITIES FROM THE 2014 STATE PLAN
STATE PLAN FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING