UH Gets $425,000 Grant for Virtual Employment Center for Disabled

The Office of Research Services at the University of Hawaii was awarded a $425,000 grant to advance employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The grant will be used to “support the development of a virtual reality software application, EmployAble: A World Without Barriers, to help jobseekers with disabilities navigate the world of job hunting and adapt to the workplace,” according to NewsMedical.net.

"This Virtual Employment Orientation and Support Center, the first of its kind, will enable people with disabilities, including veterans with traumatic brain injury, to learn job and interviewing skills, build their resumes, and be mentored and matched with potential employers."

The grant came from the Kessler Foundation.

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