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Workplace Accommodations in Construction - Attract and Retain a Quality Workforce

In today's construction industry, companies are increasingly recognizing the value of hiring andphoto of a green home being constructed with a yellow crane located in front retaining individuals with disabilities and tapping into this wider talent pool. To support individuals effectively, it is useful to learn about the wide array of accommodations available focused on the construction environment.
Date: February 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Location: Zoom
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Please inform us promptly at svri_training@uwstout.edu of any accommodations you may require. We are committed to making every effort to fulfill your needs. 

Upcoming Trainings

Workplace Accommodations in Information Technology (IT)
Date: April 16, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 Am CST
Location: Zoom

Workplace Accommodations in Healthcare
Date: June 13, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom 

Free virtual trainings that address aspects of hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities in four key industries: manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and information technology. We cover essential topics that: 

  • Define disability
  • Identify and implement accommodations tailored to each industry
  • Identify opportunities to upskill and advance your workforce
  • Discuss strategies to backfill positions to maintain your workforce
  • Build strong employer-employee partnerships
  • Leverage support from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), including Business Service Consultants (BSCs)

These trainings arm participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities across various sectors. Join us in creating workplaces where all employees, with or without disabilities, contribute and succeed.

Scroll down to learn more about each training in the series. 

Manufacturing - On-demand training available

Image of people walking in a warehouse Title: Workplace Accommodations in Manufacturing – Attract and Retain a Quality Workforce

Description:
In today's manufacturing industry, companies are increasingly recognizing the value of hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities and tapping into this wider talent pool. To support individuals effectively, it is useful to learn about the wide array of accommodations available focused on the manufacturing environment.

Access the Workplace Accommodations in Manufacturing training here

Workplace Accommodations in Manufacturing PowerPoint (PDF)

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Presenters: 

Beth Gaertner, Director of Education, SVRI gaertnere@uwstout.edu 

Brianne Warner, Assistive Technologist, SVRI warnerb@uwstout.edu 

Lynn Hardginski, Business Services Consultant, DVR lynn.hardginski@dwd.wisconsin.gov  

Krissy Neyrinck, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, DVR kristina.neyrinck@dwd.wisconsin.gov 

Construction

Photo of a house in the middle of constructionTitle: Workplace Accommodations in Construction – Attract and Retain a Quality Workforce

Date: February 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM CST
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Description: 
This training is tailored to help construction companies hire and retain individuals with disabilities, fostering a diverse and skilled workforce. Participants will gain valuable insights into effective workplace accommodations specific to the construction field, promoting inclusivity, and maximizing productivity. Join us in creating construction environments where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.

Information Technology

snapshot of a computer motherboardTitle: Workplace Accommodations in Information Technology – Attract and Retain a Quality Workforce

Date: April 16, 2024
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM CST
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Description: 
This training equips information technology (IT) professionals with the knowledge and strategies needed to create accommodating work environments. By fostering inclusivity in the IT sector, we harness diverse perspectives and skills, driving innovation and success. Join us in building an IT workforce where every individual's abilities are recognized and valued.

Healthcare

Photo of outside of an emergency roomTitle: Workplace Accommodations in Healthcare – Attract and Retain a Quality Workforce

Date: June 13, 2024
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM CST
REGISTER HERE

Description: 
Our inclusive healthcare workforce training is designed to support healthcare organizations in hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities. This specialized training equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to provide effective workplace accommodations. By promoting inclusivity in the healthcare sector, we ensure that diverse talents are recognized and valued, ultimately enhancing patient care and staff satisfaction. Join us in building a healthcare workforce that reflects the diverse needs of our communities.

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