Employment Services

Employment gives one dignity, independence, and purpose. We provide comprehensive services to help people with disabilities join or rejoin the workforce, including:

  • Determining a Career Path
  • Work Readiness Training
  • Job-seeking and Interview Skills
  • Connecting Clients to Employers
  • Supported Employment
  • Pre-Employment Transition Services

Employment services are primarily available to recipients of Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services. You can apply for VR services by contacting a local VR office.

Allison E. Shipp, Ph.D., ATP, CRC, CAPS

Allison E. Shipp, Ph.D., ATP, CRC, CAPS

Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Dr. Allison Shipp joined the STAR Center in 2013. She has been working with individuals with disabilities since 1996, including assistive technology and employment services. Dr. Shipp earned her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Services and Special Education from Auburn University.

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