Vocational evaluation is the process of determining an individual’s interests,
abilities, aptitudes and skills to identify vocational strengths,
needs and career potential.
A vocational evaluation assists an individual to make realistic job training and career choices based on their interests, aptitudes, abilities and the realities of the job market.
Vocational evaluation may use a variety of standardized techniques and assessments (e.g., tests) or non-standardized approaches (e.g., interviews, observing people).
It helps counselors, rehabilitation professionals and employment specialists work more effectively with their clients. It helps trainers and instructors adapt to the needs of the person with a disability.
Self Advocacy Training is designed to prepare individuals to communicate their strengths, abilities, interests, and needs when interviewing with potential employers or applying to trade schools, colleges or universities.
Recommendations provided may also include the need for support services, assistive devices and job accommodations; or they may address other disability-specific issues that will further the person’s training and success.