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Solution Name:​​ Vocational Skills Training​​ 

SKU:​​ PVSSOTST

Solution Plan: ​​ 

 

Vocational Skills​​ are​​ important because it equips​​ seniors​​ with the practical skills necessary to begin or enhance a career. This is where vocational training plays a role in the lives of those who may have already gone to a four-year college

Personal pre-vocational skills include:

  • Responsibility and integrity.

  • Time management.

  • Personal appearance.

  • Problem solving.

  • Critical thinking.

  • Positive attitude.

Pre-requisite skills to begin training for employment:

  • Understand and accept work schedule​​ 

  • Sustain attention to tasks (at least 15 minutes)

  • Independently recognize​​ feelings of anxiety, frustration, and anger in self

  • Do non-preferred tasks without complaining/arguing/negotiating

  • Ask​​ for help​​ 

  • Follow​​ multi-step directions

  • Be comfortable with getting temporarily interrupted

  • The ability to accept​​ suggestions/corrections

  • Read​​ time on a variety of clocks/watches/phones

  • Understand​​ various forms of authority

  • Demonstrate semi-professional social niceties

  • Attend to personal cleanliness/hygiene, including dress code

  • Explore self-awareness: under and/accept diagnosis, learn​​ about accommodations, strengths and challenges.​​ 

  • Disclose diagnosis (if desired)

  • Make small decisions independently

  • Demonstrate self-advocacy skills (indicating preferences, not waiting for prompts, making goals, asking for accommodations)

  • Demonstrate safety skills in the community (strangers, unwanted advances, emergencies)

 

 

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