Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR)

What is Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation?

Vocational Rehabilitation is a federally funded program provided by the U.S Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has received this grant for the past 15 years. Each grant provided funding for 5 years. In 2015, TVR was awarded another 5 year grant for $2,030,000, that’s $406,000 a year. This cycle will run from 2015-2020.

Our main objective is to help people with disabilities integrate into the workforce, however, the disability must cause barriers and impediments to employment. This can be accomplished a number of ways and is tailored to the individual.

Our mission is “To assist American Indians with disabilities prepare for and engage in gaining and maintaining employment”.

We can help you reach your desired career by planning and organizing services necessary to assist you while you work to achieve your goal. Our counselors will help you develop an Individualized Plan for Employment. This is your plan to get from point A to point B- with B being the end result of being employed in the field you have chosen. The TVR team will help with the development of the plan and put identified services in place that help you reach your goal, however, it is the responsibility of the individual to put forth the effort to complete each step of their plan to the best of their ability so that they can reach their goal. You will get out of this program what you chose to put into it.

Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation would like to assist you in securing necessary resources to make your career aspirations a reality. It is important to understand that while we will guide and monitor you throughout the process, you are ultimately responsible to follow your steps and put in hard work and dedication toward your goals here within TVR. We do not give out jobs here, what we can do is assist you in preparing to enter the Labor Market by providing such services as resume workshops, cover letter workshops, interviewing techniques, time management and other workshops based on your level of need. We will assist in searching for job opportunities that are right for you but you as the individual will need to make the effort to apply for these jobs.

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