Every vocational evaluation is comprised of 3 parts: Interview, Testing, and Career exploration.
During the interview, an experienced vocational evaluator will go over your impairments, work history, medical history, education history, and any other vocationally relevant topics. This interview will also include a discussion of any job accommodations that the individual has had in the past, or may require to be successful in the future.
During the testing phase, the evaluator will administer a variety of achievement, aptitude, and interest based testing. This testing is helpful in determining current academic level and ability level as well as determining an individual’s work interests and work values. By assessing clients through testing, a VES evaluator will best be able to help clients reach their full vocational potential.
During the career exploration phase of the evaluation, the evaluator will help clients understand their results. This will allow the client and evaluator to have a discussion on careers that are realistic based on the evaluation results and whether or not feasible jobs exist within the local labor market. Our goal is to identify jobs that are a good fit for each client based on his or her vocational profile and widely available in the local labor market – increasing chances that the individual will be able to both find and maintain employment.