Brad McDaniels, M.R.C., a doctoral student in Rehabilitation Counseling won the ExploreVR Open Data Competition, a national competition sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Institute for Community Inclusion’s (ICI).
The purpose of the ExploreVR Open Data Competition is to promote the use of national vocational rehabilitation (VR) data sets and analyses available through the ExploreVR Data Lab.
Mr. McDaniels’ entry was an analysis of job placement and earnings data among individuals with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky.
His work identified that employment placements occurred within a very narrow and limited vocational range, and pointed out the barriers that this creates to career development and quality of life.
As the winner of the ExploreVR Open Data Competition, McDaniels will be recognized as the ExploreVR featured user and information about his work will be featured on the ExploreVR website.
For more information about doctoral programs in the UK Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling, please visit our degrees page.