VECAP Educational Webinars (VEW’S)
VECAP provides webinars on topics related to Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment provided by highly trained practitioners and leaders in the field.
Webinars equal 1.0 continuing education credit which each registered participant will receive proof of participation. Participants will need to submit proof to their credentialing organization for credit.
Webinars can be viewed live or at a later date.
Upcoming VECAP VEW’s:
July 21, 2022:
Addressing Diversity in Evaluations and Placement
Presenter: Wade Schenck
Overview: This session will consist of working the audience through the resources and strategies available to appropriately support diverse and underserved populations on their journey towards post-secondary education credentials, upskilling, and placement in competitive and gainful employment.
Participants will be able to understand education and governments role in identifying and supporting diverse groups towards post-secondary education and employment.
Participants will be able to walk away understanding strategic ways to utilize labor market information to assist in post secondary outcomes
Participants will be able to understand the broad impact in the US and why this work matters, and why now the right time
Wade Schenck is an Employment Engagement Consultant for the Minnesota RETAIN team. He previously worked for the Department of Workforce Development in Wisconsin, where he was a connector between the business and education communities and state services. Prior to working in state government, Wade was a Human Resources Director in the hospitality industry. Before coming to MN DEED, Wade was the Subject Matter Expert in his role for the State of Wisconsin, as well as a Labor Market information trainer and Employee Engagement Liaison for his division of over 350 colleagues. Wade has spent his time in both private and public sector positions working to enhance collaborative partnerships between the community, business, and state government. He has consulted on and crafted value-added workforce solutions for small businesses up to multi-national corporations, as well as secondary and higher educational institutions to enhance employment opportunities for underserved populations throughout Wisconsin. Wade holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Leadership Certificate from UW-Eau Claire. He’s also currently an MBA Candidate at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
August 18, 2022 3pm to 4:30pm EST - Overview of Assistive Technology
Presenters: Denise Barton Schuler and Karin Nord
What is Assistive Technology (AT)? This session will provide an overview of AT, including
definitions and strategies for both assessment and implementation. Examples of both high and
low tech solutions that have been successful in a variety of settings will be discussed and
demonstrated. The age ranges in the examples shown will include school-aged children, and
adults with varying degrees of abilities.
Demonstrate knowledge of the different categories of assistive technologies, with examples of devices under each.
Identify the components of the SETT framework and demonstrate the steps used in this collaborative, brainstorming process.
Identify 3-5 strategies or devices demonstrated that may be useful in your setting/with your students/clients.
Denise Barton Schuler is the Assistive Technology Specialist for the Maryland Technology
Assistance Program and Director of the Maryland AT Reuse Center. She set up the AT Lab at
NASA Goddard and was the AT Specialist there until 2021. She holds an M.S. in Assistive and
Instructive Technology in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University and was the first
person in Maryland to become an internationally accredited Assistive Technology Practitioner
through RESNA credentialing. Denise’s duties as an Assistive Technology Specialist include
providing training and demonstrations of various assistive technologies: alternative access to
computers, technologies to enable and enhance employment, environmental controls, aids for
daily living, blind/low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, augmentative communication, memory aids,
and recreation. Denise has been with the Maryland Technology Assistance Program for over 16
years and saw the need for free, higher-tech devices for many of her clients. Her dream to open a
High Tech AT Reuse Center came to fruition in January of 2020 when MATR opened its doors.
Karin Nord is an Assistive Technology Specialist at the Maryland School for the Blind (MSB). She
began her career there as a licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) until receiving her M.S. in
Assistive and Instructive Technology in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University. At that
time, she helped develop an Assistive Technology Service at the school, where she will begin her
30 th year there this Fall. She has presented at various local and national conferences over the
years. In her role as an AT Specialist at MSB, she is responsible for training and supporting
students and staff working with students ages preschool through 21 years old who have visual
impairments or blindness as well as other disabilities. Karin represents the school on the
Maryland State Department of Education’s Statewide AT Steering Committee. Karin has felt that
AT has always been a natural extension of her OT profession and is often searching for just the
right device or low tech adaptation that will help her student(s) be more independent.
All are welcome to attend but pre-approved CEU credits for CVRP, CRC, and CVE are reserved for members only. Want to become a member? Click HERE.
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May 2022 - Assistive Technology at Work: Tools for Independence
April 2022 - Addressing the Hard to Address, During the Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Process
November 2021 - The Professional Profile of a Vocational Evaluator
September 2021 - Using Standardized Vocational Assessments
August 2021 - Assistive Technology and Reasonable Accommodations
May 2021 - Acknowledge, Address & Adapt: Bias & BIPOC & LGBTQ+ Youth
January 2021 - Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Society - An Overview of the CCVE-ICVE Study Guide and TSA Guidelines
December 2020 - Vocational Management of People with TBI
August 2020 – Practical Implications for Virtual Services
March 2020 – Professional Credentialing and The New ICVE
November 2019 – Having a Trauma Informed Lens for Career Assessments
September 2019 - Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Bridging the Gap Across Transition
March 2019 - Making the Connections and Raising Expectations- Evaluating and Preparing for Innovative, STEM Employment
February 2019 – Vocational Evaluation with Persons Having Blindness/Visual Impairment
The following two special VEW’s have been offered at no charge to non-members: