Paula's Special Education Resources

Vocational/Workplace Readiness Skills Training for Youth with Disabilities


"Work experience should ideally be a meaningful reflection of the individual student's abilities and interests.

Success in getting and keeping a job is a complex accomplishment for any individual. Factors which affect this success, such as physical stamina, social  interaction, personal hygiene, motivation and task oriented behavior are interrelated and should be developed over a series of years. These behaviors and attitudes can be reinforced and  integrated into all areas of the curriculum and in all grades."

~from British Columbia Ministry of Education

"An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life."  -Author Unknown

Before sending students out to work based learning experiences in the community, be sure the sites are approved by your states Department of Labor.


Contacts for NH Dept. of Labor School to Work guidelines and regulations. * The Federal Government does not regulate school to work programs. It is regulated at the state level.

New Hampshire Department of Labor, P.O. Box 2076 Concord, NH 03302
603-271-6294 or 603-271-1492

DOL School to Work Website with all the information you need to

NH Dept of Education Bureau of Career Development- The Bureau of Career Development provides leadership and support for the career and technical education (CTE) systems at both secondary and postsecondary levels. This system provides education in career pathways leading to further education and employment opportunities.


Web Sites on Vocational and Workplace Readiness Skills


Assessment Options for Vocational Evaluation

Vocational assessment
Job Shadowing evaluations
Work Sample rating forms
Case Manager report
Employer evaluation
Summer Youth Evaluation
Situational assessments
Interest Inventory
Student self evaluation
Vocational teacher evaluation
Learning Style profile
Social Skills checklist
Academic scores
Behavior checklists Observations

Age Appropriate Transition Assessments

updated 7/25/10