Adult Vocational Services

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Adult Vocational Services

 Pre-Vocational Work Center • Community Based Employment

 

Pre-Vocational Work Center

The Worksource Pre-Vocational Center offers the opportunity to learn the behavioral skills necessary for success on the job. Our goal is to enhance self-confidence and independence while preparing for employment.

 

Using contract work obtained from local business, participants in Pre-Vocational services learn the importance of attendance and punctuality, how to take instruction and feedback about work performance, getting along with supervisors and co-workers, and other general skills that apply in all work settings.

 

Individuals in the program are paid for the work performed based on productivity, in accordance with U.S. Dept. of Labor regulations. In the process they can experience the advantages of concentrating on the job at hand, as this will maximize their earnings.

 

The Pre-Vocational program also offers experience in food service, shipping/receiving, and porter-maintenance settings.

 

 

Community Based Employment

WorkSource’s Supported Employment Program meets the employment needs of area businesses by placing and training individuals whose goal is a job in the community. On-the-job training provides a realistic opportunity to learn positive work behaviors and specific work skills. Our ongoing support services and group activities help the individuals meet the changing demands of the workplace.

 

QCP’s WorkSource Supported Employment Program works with close to two-hundred people who have been placed on jobs in the community, working alongside their non-disabled co-workers, in settings such as department stores, supermarkets, restaurants, and offices.

 

Individuals referred into our Supported Employment Program come to us through various referral sources including ACCESS – VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation), and local school districts. After meeting eligibility requirements, the person goes through an assessment to determine their employment-related skills and interests.  When a suitable job site is found by QCP staff, the individual is trained how to travel to and from work.  A QCP Job Coach works with the person on the job site until the employer is satisfied with all aspects of the placement.

 

After the initial adjustment to the job, WorkSource Job Coaches continue to visit the site to ensure that both the person placed and the employer are satisfied.

 

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