Court receives presentation on vocational rehabilitation

Hays County Commissioners received a presentation on Vocational Rehabilitation Services from Giovanne Turincio, Community Communication and Awareness Specialist in the Vocational Rehabilitation Committee of the Texas Workforce Committee at Tuesday’s meeting.

“Vocational rehabilitation is here to help people keep working for as long as they want to work,” Turincio said.

The Texas Workforce Solutions division caters to people of all ages who want to work in Texas.

“I just want to thank you for coming and sharing it,” said District 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe. “I knew there were programs out there, but, as far as you know, having this information to share with others who may need this help is wonderful.”

According to Turincio, a call center is available for people who can talk to anyone from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and a web portal

“We are a government agency, so there is a process for eligibility and we do a lot of evaluation and planning to try to determine what this person’s goal is,” Turincio said. “We do not confine them to what we think would be a good goal for them, we find out what their interests are and what they want to do. Or sometimes, if they are still working, it is a matter of helping them keep their job, or sometimes if they are working but can not get on with their job, we help them with education and training so that they can get on with their job. ” .

At the hearing, the court also recognized economic growth by adopting a declaration declaring May 9-13, 2022 as Economic Development Week.

“Economic growth is extremely important in terms of creating new jobs, creating new businesses here, so I really appreciate that you made this week special for us,” said Colin Sherman of the Great San Marcos Partnership.

GSMP is currently running a social media campaign to highlight the best media in the Hays County community.

The commissioners continued to approve the local Department of Health to purchase an additional Apple MacBook Air using DSHS grant funds for the Public Health Report Competition. One winner will be selected from each Hays County High School.

The court upheld the cross-border agreement between Hays County and the city of San Marcos on access to Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management Systems (RMS) at the Combined Emergency Communications Center (CECC).

Following that, the court also approved the amendment and reinstatement of the inter-local agreement between Hays County, Kyle, Buddha City and Texas State University for the operation and maintenance of the CECC.

“This will now allow all services in Hays County to be on the same computer-assisted delivery system, so that was a goal we are working on,” said District 3 Commissioner Lon Shell.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program was not updated during the meeting.

To see the full agenda of the hearing or to watch the live broadcast of the court of commissioners, visit https://hayscountytx.com/commissioners-court/court-video.

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