Pac Rim 2024

Pre-Conference Events

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Promoting Quality Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities: Building and Implementing Culturally Responsive Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

Sunday, February 25, 2024
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM HST

Monday, February 26, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM HST



The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE;, funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA; H264K200003), works closely with state vocational rehabilitation agencies (SVRA) to build capacity for improved collaboration, VR service delivery, and quality employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

Through this workshop, participants sites (i.e., SVRAs) will collaborate on addressing employment challenges and barriers unique to states and territories in the Pacific Rim using culturally responsive strategies. With support from course facilitators, each site will identify key issues, develop an action plan, short-term and long-term goals, and leave with meaningful tools to promote quality employment outcomes within their program (i.e., policy development, accompanying procedural elements including training, forms, etc.). Ongoing implementation supports will be available for participating SVRAs beyond the event.

At the end of this event, participant sites will be able to:

  1. Define ‘quality employment’ and identify key policies and evidence-based practices that promote quality employment outcomes in vocational rehabilitation.
  2. Describe the administrative and programmatic supports needed to implement policy and practice focused on improving quality employment outcomes.
  3. Introduce this concept and practice into local and state VR service delivery.
  4. Develop a repository of resources, goals, and action plan for implementation of quality employment within their own agency.

How to Register

Registration will be managed through the VRTAC-QE website ( via a unique registration link. This link will only be distributed to eligible sites and reasonable accommodations will be coordinated through QE in collaboration with conference coordinators.

Point of Contact

Dr. Emily Brinck