College of Education professor wins large grants to train Rehabilitation Counseling pros
Jill Meyer, an associate professor and Director of Counselor Education in the Auburn University College of Education, has been named as the Principal Investigator, or PI, for a pair of U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, or RSA, grants worth more than $3 million.
The ultimate goal of both grants is to increase the number of service providers—or Vocational Rehabilitation professionals—who will help prepare individuals with disabilities for gainful employment.
The first grant is titled “Auburn University Vocational Evaluation Forensic Certificate Program.” It is a five-year grant worth more than $2 million.
The grant’s intent is to provide a contemporary evidence-based approach for improving employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities. It will do so by training 60 professionals and paraprofessionals over the life of the grant, through a new training certificate entitled Vocational Evaluation Forensic Certificate, or VEFC, program. This targeted training will enhance service providers’ ability to deliver individualized services and fill vacant Vocational Rehabilitation positions.
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Submitted by: George Littleton