Governor Hickenlooper Welcomes Recipients of Shining Stars of VR Awards, Including BIT’s Own Mike Hess!
On November 16th, recipients of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s first-ever Shining Stars of VR awards received recognition during an awards ceremony at the State Capitol.
DENVER, Colo. – Nov. 16, 2017 – On November 16th, recipients of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s first-ever Shining Stars of VR awards received recognition during an awards ceremony at the State Capitol, followed by a meet and greet with Gov. John Hickenlooper.
The awards, established by the Department of Labor and Employment and its Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, honors people and organizations that are making progress in reshaping the employment landscape for people with disabilities.
Among the honorees were individuals who are achieving employment goals and changing attitudes in their respective workplaces. Other were businesses whose inclusive hiring practices are empowering workers with disabilities to achieve their employment potential. And, finally, individuals and organizations that have long championed the rights of people with disabilities.
Collectively, these award winners are tearing down barriers and making significant advances in promoting employment of people with disabilities. The Shining Stars of VR awards are an acknowledgement and a celebration of their efforts.
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