In a report by Michelle Yin and Dahlia Shaewitz posted by American Institutes for Research, we learn that while there have been numerous federal policies put in place since the mid-1970’s that were intended to increase employment of individuals with disabilities, the labor market outcomes for people with disabilities has not improved. Yin and Shaewitz state that if we want to see a change, then federal policy cannot continue to treat people with disabilities as one group but rather need to break it down to […]
BRAZOS VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS BRAZOS VALLEY WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of the efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy. In this spirit, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) is recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October 2016 to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate […]
Congratulations! At our 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 15, 2016, Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley recognized employers who have had a significant impact on growing the labor force in the Brazos Valley. This year the employer of the year award was separated into large employer (over 500 employees) and small employer (under 500 employees). We are proud to announce our 2016 Employer Award Winners are as follows: 2016 Large Employer of the Year Kent Moore Cabinets Kent Moore Cabinet’s has helped shape and participated […]
Let us help you enroll in STAR Kids Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:30-3:30pm Brazos Valley Council of Governments – Brazos Room A&B 3991 East 29th Street, Bryan, Texas 77802 View the Flyer in English View the Flyer in Spanish You will need to bring: Your Texas Benefits Medicaid Card STAR Kids welcome packet (A big white envelope that was mailed to you that has the STAR Kids logo) If you don’t have your packet, extra packets will be […]
Need Training to Get a Job in the Construction Industry? Visit your local Workforce Office for training subsidies to either get you started on this career pathway or to get help diversify your skills in construction specialty trades. This article discusses the need for skilled construction workers across the United States to help build the American Dream!