Vocational Training Program
The Focus of the Vocational Training program is to provide individuals with training and work opportunities that will prepare them for independent job placement. It provides constant supervision for those individuals who face impediments that are presently too challenging for the community.
The program begins in VTP I where individuals are assessed for strengths and career interests. After being thoroughly asessed, they will then be placed into a specific vocational track that consists of (4) tiers in VTP II. These [trainings] are clerical, janitorial, computers and inventory/stock. In these trainings individuals will be taught a skill, monitored, and assessed through weekly and monthly progress reports. In addition, those that are in need of more training will remain in their vocational track until their skill levels are met. If measurable skill levels aren't met within a reasonable time frame then the planning team will make an administrative decision.
The assessment process runs from standardized testing procedues to basic observation techniques to determins an individual's needs and strengths. The length of assessment varies and is usually determined by the severity of the individual's disability and/or their previous work history.Questions typically asked and answered are the kinds of jobs the individual wants, how much supervision they need and the amount of training they require. The approximate time frame for these assessments typically runs 3 to 4 weeks.
This phase is designed to teach individuals proper work ethic and habits through the (4) tiers listed above. This service is used for those who have no or limited work experience and who have demonstrated difficulties in the past maintaining employment. The final outcome in this program is to transition into Employment Services program and obtain community employment.
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