Joseph .H. Torres

In June  1980, I received my Master's Degree in Education from California State University at Sacramento. Armed with my degree, I set off to find employment as a teacher, with my first choice being an instructor at the community college level. While waiting to break into the teaching ranks, I looked for temporary employment.

In October of 1980, I took a "temporary position" as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor trainee with Voc-Aid, Incorporated located in the City of Santa Ana, knowing that it was just a matter of time before I would find a job in the community college system. Sixteen years later, I found myself still with Voc-Aid, working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and no longer interested in a teaching position. I had found counseling to be challenging, rewarding, stimulating and fun.

On January 3, 1997, I established my own company - Career Development Inc.

Starting with one office in Santa Ana, I have worked and continue to work, toward establishing and maintaining a vocational rehabilitation firm which can provide superior, cost-effective services in English and Spanish. For seven years the administrative office was located in the city of Santa Ana. In December of 2004, the administrative office was moved to the city of Orange.

I associate myself with various professional organizations (American Board of Vocational Experts, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and Orange County Bar Association) in order to keep abreast of the ever-changing system and to learn new and innovative ways of handling cases in order to meet their respective needs.

I welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally and discuss how I personally or we, at Career Development, may be of service to you.

 Joseph H. Torres Curriculum Vitae