Through a network of Account Representatives across the state, the Center establishes and maintains relationships with Tennessee businesses to increase employment opportunities for individuals served by the Tennessee DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services. These Corporate Connections Representatives conduct marketing, education and outreach activities designed to engage the business community. Through these activities, the Center provides statewide disability resources and employment services to assist Tennessee businesses in recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees with disabilities.
Overall Program Objectives:
- Partner with Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation (TN VR) to achieve the goals of the agency’s statewide employment program and Business Services.
- Work with TN VR to facilitate marketing and outreach activities with businesses to promote the services of the agency and employment of people with disabilities.
- Increase employment opportunities for individuals served by TN VR by providing human resources services to Tennessee businesses.
- Work with TN VR and community partners to coordinate and conduct events that promote the professional development of business leaders and build capacities for diversity within companies.
Corporate Connections Brochure: An Employment Resource for Tennessee Businesses
Account Representatives: Corporate Connections Statewide Staff Directory
Additional Disability Employment Services:
The Center also provides training and technical assistance for Tennessee community rehabilitation service providers through our TN Regional Employment Consultants.
For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Cowherd, Associate Director
877-340-0546 (toll free in TN) or 865-974-9178
These services funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services-Division of Rehabilitation Services.