Vocational Evaluation

Vocational Evaluation is offered at the Raleigh site and is typically funded either by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation or Wake County Human Services, Work First. A Vocational Evaluation helps persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment by assessing work skills and abilities, academics and interests in an effort to determine work readiness and vocational goals. Vocational Evaluators conduct a thorough evaluation in order to help individuals determine appropriate educational and/or vocational goals.

An evaluation will be designed based on individual needs and could include any one or a combination of the following:

  • Standardized testing - testing that offers paper and pencil assessments, hands-on assessments to determine an individual’s interests, current skills and aptitudes. Results are combined with other information such as observation and work history to form suggestions and recommendations.
  • Situational Assessment - most often conducted at the agency site, situational assessment involves working on production or other types of jobs to gain insight into work skills and behaviors, as well as physical and emotional stamina.
  • Job Seeking Skills Class – teaches interviewing and job seeking skills and discusses employment issues

We are committed to promoting an environment in which individual choice,
self-sufficiency, respect for cultural diversity, and a true sense of belonging are hallmark