[nfbmi-talk] Training

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Tue Dec 14 18:27:30 CST 2010


They would have recieved more like other states and even MRS did if they 
were on the ball Fred. They got the minimum grant here.

Just an fyi.

Peace,

Joe
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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Training


> Hello,
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> On Thursday, the MCB Commissioners decided to move ahead on training for 
> new
> and existing staff.  According to a news release, Michigan received money
> for MCB to do this as follows:
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> $5.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Boost Job Prospects for People with
> Disabilities
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> October 1, 2010
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> Contact:
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> Jim Bradshaw, (202) 401-1576 ,
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> press at ed.gov
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> The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will award more
> than $5.6 million in grants to support the professional development of 
> state
> vocational rehabilitation staff who provide services that lead to 
> employment
> of persons with disabilities.
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> "These funds are aimed at helping Americans with disabilities find
> employment," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "Improving the
> job skills of persons with disabilities is an investment in their future -
> and in the country's economic future."
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> . Michigan Commission for the Blind -- Department of Energy, Labor and
> Economic Growth, Rehabilitation Services -- $18,883.
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> This is not a lot of money, but it removes 1 obstacle to moving ahead on
> beginning to develop a quality training program for new and existing 
> staff.
> Our joint NFBM/MCBVI recommendation is for a small 4 person core group to
> coordinate and lead this effort.  We call on the MCB to complete the
> planning by June.  We absolutely believe this can be accomplished.
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> Warmest Regards,
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> Fred
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