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Inclusive Career Advancement Program (ICAP)

"" The Inclusive Career Advancement Program (ICAP) helps people with disabilities get the training they need to find a pathway to a career, not just a job.

A team of disability and employment experts help eligible Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients complete a certificate or degree at participating community colleges and find employment. Through individualized support, ICAP opens the door to a living wage and a lifetime of career advancement potential. ICAP is a grant-funded program through the U.S. Department of Education supported by Cornell University and Portland Community College.

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Louie's ICAP success

VR gives Louie a “hand up” through the Inclusive Career Advancement Program.

Louie Wahl with his 5 year old son

After his release from prison, Louie Wahl was ready to turn his life around. He is completing a certificate in Addiction Studies at Klamath Community College and working as a substance abuse recovery intern.

Read Louie's story

College is possible!

Are you ready for college?
Watch this video to see available programs and how to get started with ICAP.


David's ICAP success

In June 2023, David Soto-Gonzales graduated with a certificate in Computer Information Systems (CIS).

David Soto-Gonzales in graduation cap and gown.

The certificate prepares him for a job in software and systems troubleshooting, technical support or end-user training. It also sets him on a pathway to his dream job in cybersecurity.

Read David's story

How do I get started?

Already a VR client?
Talk to your VR counselor and visit our Students pageto see how ICAP can help you.

Not a current VR client and want to see if you qualify.
Contact your local VR office. Ask for an intake appointment to get started.

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