Pre-Vocational Training

Through our experiences, we have learned that people often don’t have difficulty on the job because of a job’s specific tasks but because they often have not learned the appropriate soft skills required to be a responsible employee. Without strong work ethics, even the right job can be wrong.

To address this need, Stand Up developed a Pre-Vocational Training program to assist individuals learn the skills they need before they enter the workplace. Stand Up has partnered with Central Virginia Community College, DARS, Social Service Agencies and DMAS to teach vocational skills to the individuals within our community.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying your job skills
  • Identifying and addressing your barriers to employment
  • Setting short and long term goals
  • Applying for employment positions
  • Interviewing skills
  • Communication at work
  • Communicating with Supervisors
  • Communicating with Co-Workers
  • Effective time management
  • Work Ethics
  • Self advocacy
  • Team building

For more information, please contact our Transition Coordinator at 434-316-7140.