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Vocational Evaluation Services


The Vocational Evaluation (VE) Department is a part of WWRC’s Career and Workforce Development Division. The purpose of Vocational Evaluation is to help students learn more about themselves and the world of work so they can make more informed decisions about their future. A Vocational Evaluation is a series of work-related activities (both hands-on and paper-pencil) designed to provide insight into a student's skills, abilities, interests, and behaviors. Information is gathered and summarized to determine worker characteristics, potential employment goals, and the accommodations and services needed to achieve them. A vocational evaluation at WWRC can take up to four days to complete. A report is sent to the student and our referring partners at DARS to initiate the next step in the vocational planning process.

Currently, WWRC's Vocational Evaluation Program offers 28 assessment areas. Please see the checklist below to explore the evaluation options.

Admission Requirements

Meet WWRC Admissions Criteria.

Contact Information

Email: Vocational Evaluation

Phone: 800-345-9972, Ext. 540-332-7246 | TTY 800-811-7893

Vocational Evaluation Service Options

Feasibility Interviews

Program Length:  One-half a day
Location:  WWRC, Vocational Evaluation Department.
This interview determines a client’s current level of readiness to participate in and benefit from a structured vocational rehabilitation service program. This service could be an effective starting point when the sponsor is uncertain of a client’s vocational readiness.

Career Assessment Evaluations

Program Length:  Three to four consecutive days.  
Location:  WWRC, Vocational Evaluation Department.  Clients reside in a WWRC campus dormitory.
This comprehensive evaluation uses hands-on experiences and career exploration in a variety of work areas. Primary assessment components of each work area include. 

  • work behavior/social skills,
  • work performance/abilities,
  • strengths relative to employment outcomes,
  • barriers to employment, and
  • accommodation needs. 

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