Prevocational services prepare a participant for paid employment or volunteer opportunities in the community to the participant’s highest level. Prevocational services allow the individual to develop general, non-job-task-specific strengths and skills that contribute to employability in paid employment in integrated community settings.
Prevocational services develop and teach general skills such as:
- Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and customers
- The ability to follow directions and attend to tasks
- Acceptable workplace conduct and dress
- Basic personal finance skills
- Information and counseling to a recipient and, as appropriate, his/her family on benefits planning and assistance in the process.
Participants work on these skills through hands-on activities, volunteering, games, job shadowing, counselings, and other instructional materials.