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Vocational Profile

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Learn more about the Vocational (Career) Profile, the intention, the process, and how it can help you support individuals in reaching their employment goals!

“The Vocational Profile strategy is an information gathering process… a guide which suggests questions to ask in order to discover information about an applicant. In addition, the time spent with the applicant and the relationship that is formed provides a facilitator the knowledge and insight into the life experiences and contributions of the applicant. These life experiences and contributions provide direction for employment. This approach differs from traditional assessments in that it doesn’t measure anything, and it supports utilizing involvement and interaction with the applicant in natural settings rather than in test settings. More importantly, it provides a complete picture of an applicant, rather than looking at one or two skill areas. A specific job can then be identified consistent with the person’s entire life, not merely from an instance of performance.” (Quote from Melinda Mast & Michael Callahan)