The Student HireAbility Navigator (SHN) initiative provides support and coordination around the region to grow and improve workforce transition services offered to students with disabilities & their families. SHN serves as a vital resource and partner to enhance current programs offered by Texas Workforce Commission's Vocational Rehabilitation Services through three areas of focus:
Planning for what comes next after high school graduation begins long before a student walks across the stage in their cap & gown. For students with disabilities, this process also involves understanding their disability, learning how to advocate for themselves, exploring resources that will benefit them & so much more. The SHN initiative coordinates and supports the following services to assist students and families in the process of transitioning into the workforce:
The SHN initiative does not administer services, but does work to improve offerings and grow awareness. Program participation through the office of Vocational Rehabilitation is eligibility-based according to the following criteria:
Contact Bill Dean, Student HireAbility Navigator, at Bill.Dean@workforcesystem.org or (325) 795-4310.