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Time to fully integrate individuals with disabilities into our communities

When a community or workplace intentionally includes people with developmental disabilities, those companies and communities perform better. Despite this, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities continue to experience higher rates of unemployment, homelessness, and food and housing insecurity than non-disabled persons. In the midst of COVID, these realities have been amplified. As our region makes...


Matthew D. Joyce named Chair of the VGS Board

Vocational Guidance Services (VGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew D. Joyce as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Joyce succeeds Joseph G. DuBois of Oswald Companies, who served as Chair since 2018. Joyce is Vice President of Corporate Ventures at The Lubrizol Corporation, a global company committed to improving at least...



VGS is proud to join the US Department of Labor and organizations and businesses across the county in celebrating the 75th annual National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM). Read about VGS’ partnership with Swagelok to learn more about how we create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities here.


Rewriting job training: Nonprofit workforce development groups face influx of job seekers with varied backgrounds

Thank you to Crain’s Cleveland Business for highlighting the challenges that VGS and other Cleveland workforce development organizations are facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more to about learn the innovative ways we are overcoming those challenges to help Ohioans with disabilities find work.…/rewriting-job…


NDEAM: Swagelok

Vocational Guidance Services (VGS) joins the U.S. Department of Labor and organizations across the nation in celebrating National Disability Employment Month (NDEAM) throughout October. VGS is proud to partner with employers throughout Ohio who prioritize disability inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Employer, Swagelok Swagelok has partnered with VGS for seven years and in that...


2020 Virtual Events

Cheers to 130 Years! Cheers to 130 YearsTuesday, November 10, 7pm Join us to raise a glass in celebration of our 130th Anniversary and the extraordinary contributions individuals with disabilities make to Ohio’s workforce.  You are invited to join VGS and friends via Zoom for our first ever virtual fundraiser featuring:    ● An update from VGS President &...


September Update | What We’ve Accomplished

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