Thank you to Willard Scott for his 40-Year Commitement to ARPCT

Posted on Jun 15, 2018

Willard Scott, retiring Skillsoft Training Manager, was honored for his 40 years of service and support to people with disabilities as well as to the Association of Rehabilitation Programs in Computer Technologies (ARPCT) on April 12, 2018 at the Skillsoft Innovation Awards ceremony. During those 40 years, Scotty (as he is known to his friends) has represented four different training content providers: Deltech, CBT Systems, SmartForce, and Skillsoft. For each of these providers, Scotty was instrumental in establishing and maintaining agreements to provide free access to the company’s training offerings for people with disabilities who were being served by ARPCT member programs. This included ¾ inch video computer programing and operations training tapes from Deltech during the 1980s; 3 ½ inch CBT systems training floppy discs during the 1990s; online training with SmartForce during the early 2000s—which he continued after 2005 when Skillsoft acquired SmartForce. Scotty’s dedication and support has been critical to the success and longevity of these corporate partnerships in support of people with disabilities. In addition to his 40-year commitment to ARPCT, Scotty has served as a business advisor to ARPCT’s founding member, the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, VA. As Scotty retired from Skillsoft, he was elected to the ARPCT Board as Vice President of Operations and will serve as the new EditU...

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ARPCT’s Leaders Leading Leaders Webinar Series Continues March 23, 2017

Posted on Mar 13, 2017

ARPCT’s Board of Directors is honored to have Ms. Cindy Lennon, as our featured presenter. Ms. Lennon will present an overview of services of Able-Disabled Advocacy and will highlight their new IT Apprenticeship Program. She will also provide some information on how other organizations can go about developing a Registered Apprenticeship program using the Skillsoft training as the core curriculum. Logistics When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:30 am PDT/12:30 EDT Log in at: http://eduadvisory.adobeconnect.com/itapprenticeship/ About the Leaders Leading Leaders Series: Our vision is to create a marketplace of ideas where members can ask questions, explore new or existing programs, and get and offer advice to others in our field. Today’s leaders in providing services to individuals with disabilities are ARPCT members. The Leaders Leading Leaders webinar series is an opportunity for us to learn from each other. Copyright © 2017 ARPCT, All rights reserved. Thank you for being an ARPCT...

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Making 2017 Epic !

Posted on Jan 13, 2017

The party gets started January 18th at 11:00 am CST  ARPCT Style. When: January 18, 2017, noon EST  How to attend:   Use this Adobe Connect URL https://eduadvisory.adobeconnect.com/arpctmeetingjan2017/ That is right! ARPCT wants to bring back the funk, but we can not do it without you. So join us January 18th, 11 am Central at our Annual All Member Meeting.  You funky cats out there may know this soiree by its name on the street…the AAMM. That’s right! If don’t know now you know! The AAMM is the place to be heard.  It’s where those in the know express themselves, by telling the Board their ideas for webinars, and networking opportunities. That is not all. At this get-together, the cools kids get recognized with some hardware (certificate). The word on the street is that they are going to give some people a stipend (fancy talk for money) to go to Las Vegas and get down with those Skillsoft party animals. Learn more about the conference and to register visit http://perspectives.skillsoft.com/2017/ If this sounds like fun, then let’s get it on! Here are the details. When: January 18, 2017, 9 AM PST, 10 AM MST and AZ time 11 CST and noon EST How to attend:   Use this Adobe Connect URL https://eduadvisory.adobeconnect.com/arpctmeetingjan2017/ To test your connection prior tWE Want 2017 o the meeting use this  Adobe Connection test site URL at https://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm   You will be walking like Mick after the AAMM. Copyright © 2017 ARPCT, All rights reserved. Thank you for being an ARPCT MemberOur mailing address is: ARPCT 100 East 6th Street Tucson, AZ 85705 Add us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this...

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Please Join Us for Another Leaders Leading Leaders Webinar

Posted on Nov 12, 2016

ARPCT Leaders Leading Leaders Webinar: Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Featured Presenter: Wanda Hadley, Ph.D. About Ms. Hadley: Dr. Wanda Hadley earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. She has an M.A. and B.S. degrees in Education from Ohio State University. She has been a scholar-practitioner in higher education, and she is a licensed counselor in the State of Ohio. Her research interests include the academic adjustment issues first-year students with learning disabilities experience in their transition to college through the lens of student development theory. Time & Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:00 EST, 2:00 CST 1:00 MS, Noon PST To attend, please go to https://eduadvisory.adobeconnect.com/ld/ About the Leaders Leading Leaders Series: ARPCT is honored to have many of the nation’s leaders in providing services to individuals with disabilities as our members. The Leaders Leading Leaders webinar series is an opportunity for our members to learn from each other. Our vision is to create a marketplace of ideas where member organizations can ask questions, explore new or existing programs, and get and offer advice to others in our...

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Skillsoft and ARPCT Renew Agreement

Posted on Aug 18, 2016

World leader in online learning continues long-standing commitment to helping organizations serve people with disabilities.  ARPCT President, Lena Balk, announced Skillsoft has agreed to extend the Customer’s license term through August 31, 2019.  The renewed licensing agreement provides ARPCT members access to the following Skillsoft products:  •        Live Learning courses •        Skillsoft IT and Desktop videos •        Leadership Channel videos •        Full Courseware Collection (excluding royalty bearing content) Balk, commented, “For the costs of their annual membership fee, organizations continue to have access to Skillsoft, the world leader in online learning.  We encourage more organizations to utilize this invaluable resource to continue their important work helping people with disabilities.”   To learn more about becoming an ARPCT Member visit our...

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Leaders Leading Leaders Webinar Series Continues June 15th at 11am Central

Posted on May 27, 2016

ARPCT Webinar Transition Planning for Students and Youth June 15, 2016 11am Central Log in at : http://eduadvisory.adobeconnect.com/transitionplanning/ Young people often find themselves at a disadvantage in the labor market due to mismatches between education and skills.  This presentation will describe ways to not just help youth find employment, but the right kind of employment: employment that pays a decent starting wage with career pathways for advancement.   A number of strategies will be described to help youth employment providers to find and prepare young people for employment.  These include the following: • How to organize the pathway to employment • Help make the connection to employers • Develop training strategies and work-based employment opportunities • Arrange for supportive services About the Presenter Pat has long been active in assisting individuals with disabilities make the transition     from school to work.  He led a school to work initiative for many years and helped         bring Project SEARCH to Iowa, a highly successful transition program.  Pat Steele is    the Site Director for Central Iowa Works, a position he has held since 2013.  He has     40 years of experience in employment services for people with barriers to              employment. He has held positions with private and public organizations, including Goodwill Industries, Options of Linn County, the Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the University of Iowa Health Policy and Disability Center, and Mainstream Living.  In addition to his present position with Central Iowa Works, he also consults for the Arc of East Central Iowa and is a surveyor for CARF, an international accrediting body.   ARCPT’s Webinar Series: Leaders Leading Leaders is free to our members.  Our industry is in a constant state of change.   The goal of this series is to facilitate conversations between our members so we can draw on our collective expertise, adapt , and continue to serve our...

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