The Work Readiness Credential allows Vocational Adjustment Trainers to train individuals in skills necessary to address disability issues, interpersonal skills, daily living skills, and vocational impairment issues that interfere with a VR customer obtaining or maintaining employment. Work Readiness Services benefit customers who have never worked, have not worked for a long time or have a sporadic work history, and prepares customers for successful employment so they can manage or address vocational impairments and be self-sufficient.
The course reviews and teaches the skills necessary to implement prescribed curriculums and to develop curriculums that cover the required content as described in the VR Standards for Providers. Upon completion of the course, individuals will be able to:
- Use various instructional approaches such as discussion, inquiry-based instruction, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, “hands on” experimental learning, problem-based learning and computer aided instruction
- Demonstrate knowledge of universal design for learning
- Understand the service requirements for all Vocational Adjustment Services
- Obtain materials and resources to include in curriculums and use these materials to design the curriculum, which the Standards for Providers identifies will be created by the Vocational Adjustment Trainer
- Understand how to administer prescribed curriculums published by resources such as Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
- Understand the documentation requirements and required outcomes for payment for each Vocational Adjustment Training service
This online, 6-week, course is instructor-led, providing personalized feedback on assignments and requires the student to complete assignments to earn points to advance through the course to be eligible to take the competency test. A participant not earning the required points will not be offered an opportunity to take the final test. A score of 75% or higher must be achieved to receive the credential.
Please note that this course has assignments that are due weekly. Click to view the PDF example of the course schedule.
To maintain the Work Readiness credential, continuing education credits are required to be completed prior to expiration of the credential.
Pre-Requisite: Completion of at least 60 college credit hours, and successful completion of the Job Skills Training and Job Placement courses are pre-requisites for this course.
Contact Hours: 24 contact hours available for completing the course requirements.
Platform: Online, instructor-led
If you require accommodation, please email your request to UNTWISE@unt.edu. Please include your name and registration date in the email.
Employment service credential courses are eligible for the expedited verification process. For more information, click here: Expedited Verification Process.
Please contact UNTWISE at (940) 565-4000 or UNTWISE@unt.edu for further assistance.