Business Connections

Welcome to Business Connections at Virginia Commonwealth University!

With over 30 years of experience, Business Connections at VCU bridges the gap between employers looking for qualified and reliable employees and a pool of prescreened job applicants with disabilities that have the proper supports in place for long-term success! We focus heavily on understanding and meeting the specific needs of both jobseekers and employers to make the best job matches possible.

Through our ongoing efforts and collaboration with individuals with significant disabilities, DARS and other stakeholders, the program continues to provide a valuable demonstration of how community based competitive employment can become a reality for all individuals who desire to work.

Services Available for Individuals & Family Members Include:

  • Employment Planning
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Job Development & Placement
  • Customized Employment
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Workplace Supports & Accommodations
  • Long-term Supports & Job Retention
  • Work Incentives Counseling

Services Available for Employers Include:

  • Recruitment
  • On-the-job Training
  • Retention Support
  • Education and Technical Assistance on disability related issues, ADA, and Business Tax Credits