Once you have decided what type of job you are looking for, Person Industries can help Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients look for appropriate jobs or return to school through Work Adjustment Training (WAT). WAT is designed to assist you in obtaining employment.
Your VR counselor may refer you to Person Industries for a short period of in-house training in order for you to practice good work habits and build work stamina. You will work on specific goals during this training period, which can last up to 90 days. This training program simulates a real job with a daily schedule, work activities, a supervisor and co-workers. This program is particularly useful for those who have been out of the workforce for a long period of time. Part of you training may include Jobs Group, an eight-week seminar that meets once per week to work on resumes, cover letters, developing references, practicing interviews, and putting in job applications.
For those ready to enter the workforce, your VR counselor may refer you to work with Person Industries Job Coach to assist you with looking for work and on-the job training once you are hired.
If the career you desire means you will need further schooling, Person Industries can help you find the best school to meet your needs. There are several community colleges, universities and institutions within a fifty mile radius of Person County. PI staff can help you research curriculums, admission requirements, and financial aid packages to get you started on a new career track.
If you are the type of person who needs more intensive help with finding and keeping a job, the Supported Employment Program may best suit your needs.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: Must be at least 18 years old and referred to Person Industries through Vocational Rehabilitation for services.
- At least 18 years old
- Referred to Person Industries through Vocational Rehabilitation for services
- Residency in Person County, although residents of other counties may be served when space allows
- Legal resident of the US