SVRI - Evaluation Services

 Helping individuals explore their vocational potential.

What is Vocational Evaluation?

Vocational evaluation is a process during which participants try out work tasks and participate in various tests to learn about their vocational strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Participants receive career counseling on realistic job goals and leave the evaluation with recommendations of the steps they should take to achieve these goals.

What to expect from a typical evaluation:

  • Two to five days of activity
  • Orientation session
  • Comprehensive interview used to gather background information from client
  • Interest, achievement, and aptitude testing
  • Involvement in simulated work tasks to assess work behavior and performance
  • Career exploration
  • Recommendations relating to vocational goals
  • Final meeting to discuss evaluation results
  • Final report detailing evaluation results
  • Individualized process specific to each participant's goals

Types of Evaluations: 

Customized Evaluation

SVRI offers Customized Evaluation Services in order to meet the needs of participants, referral sources, or employers. Each Evaluation is developed based on individual need so that maximum results can be attained.

Listed below are common services that have been utilized in the past to achieve valuable results; however, if you have unique needs, please contact us. SVRI Evaluators are available to assist you in designing the Customized Evaluation Service that will allow you to achieve your desired results.

  • Achievement, aptitude, and interest testing
  • Work skills assessment (utilizing work samples)
  • Community-based assessment
  • Transferable skills analysis
  • Work readiness assessment
  • Identification of customized employment options
  • Skill set identification to assist with the Job Development process
  • Goal validation
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Job shadows and/or Informational interviews
  • Community living skills
  • Pre-driving evaluation and training
  • Case management services
  • Plan development
  • Post-secondary education navigation, such as:
    • Program shadows
    • Classroom shadows
    • Informational interviews with program representatives
    • Meetings with disability services, housing, financial aid, and/or admissions
    • Advocacy


Intensive Evaluation

An intensive evaluation integrates assistive technology into the vocational evaluation process. A vocational evaluator and an assistive technologist work "two-on-one" with the individual during the evaluation. The potential for technology to enhance a person's vocational options is determined through the assessment process. Specific recommendations and strategies for implementing these recommendations are presented in a formal staffing and in a written report.

What is a Community Living Assessment?

Community living assessments help participants and their families  determine the best living situation for a participant and independent  living areas to continue building skills in.  Recommendations address a  variety of issues that may include housing options, community resources, transition planning, and remedial skill development.

Additional Community Living Assessment information:

  • Assess activities of daily living, including:
    Cooking, Cleaning, Meal Planning, Shopping, Health/Safety, Budgeting, Transportation, and Knowledge of Community Resources
  • Activities are done within a fully functioning apartment lab setting
  • Assist with determining best living situation and areas to continue building skills
  • Vocational skill sets can be assessed as well, upon request 

What is Pre-Driving Evaluation and Training?

A driving simulator provides an opportunity for individuals to safely practice skills necessary for driving.  Many types of situations are available to allow individuals to apply their knowledge in a realistic, but simulated, environment.  This allows SVRI staff to evaluate a potential driver's strengths and weaknesses and provide recommendations.  The driving simulator training can be individualized and ranges from basic to advanced.
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Additional Information:


1915 Broadway Street North
Menomonie, WI 54751

1815 Broadway Street North
Menomonie, WI 54751

Country Inn & Suites
320 Oak Avenue
Menomonie, WI 54751

Motel 6
2100 Stout Street
Menomonie, WI 54751

Oaklawn Inn
423 East Technology Drive
Menomonie, WI 54751

Quality Inn and Suites
1721 Plaza Drive NE
Menomonie, WI 54751

Skoog's Parkside Supper Club & Motel
932 Broadway Street North
Menomonie, WI 54751

Super 8 Motel
622 Broadway Street North
Menomonie,WI 54751



Town and Country Taxi
544 South Broadway Street
Menomonie, WI 54751

P.O. Box 146
Menomonie, WI 54751

Dunn County Transit Commission
403 Gabriel Court
Menomonie, WI 54751

Abby Vans
W5621 Todd Road
Neillsville, WI 54456


  • Meals available at Student Center when classes are in session
  • Fewer meal options directly on campus during summer months
  • Many restaurants within walking distance (2 - 3 blocks)
  • Delivery options

Personal and Nursing Care Assistance

221 10th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751
*Please call for availability

CNA Professionals
E1602 1198th Avenue
Boyceville, WI 54725

Contact Person: Donna Ernst
406 Technology Drive East
Menomonie, WI 54751

Kara and Bill James
Private Home
Menomonie, WI 54751
*Cares can include night-time supervision, meals, personal cares, transportation

How to Make a Referral

  • Contact Luanne Reckin for scheduling information, 715-232-2513,
  • Contact Evaluation Services Manager Casey Lubinsky with questions regarding referrals, 715-232-2115,
  • Provide basic information about participant when scheduling
  • Access referral form and e-mail it to Luanne Reckin, or call and provide this information
  • Contact Us

    Casey Lubinsky
    Evaluation Services Program Manager
    715 232-2115 (voice)
    715 232-1323 (fax)

    SVRI Contact Information

    101 Vocational Rehabilitation Bldg
    221 10th Avenue East
    Menomonie, WI 54751
    (715) 232-2513
    toll free  (800) 228-5457

    Map and Directions to SVRI
    Staff Directory

    Wheelchair Clinic 

    May 13, 2014
    Call Tom Tozier (715) 232-4037 for additional information.
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    SVRI Open House
    Save The Date

    Cool Tools for Accessing Mobile Devices
    April 24, 2014
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    More information to follow.  

    Pre-Driving Evaluation & Training  

    We are currently scheduling driving assessments. Please call Erika Peterson at 715-232-1379 or email to schedule an appointment.

    Online Training

    CRC Exam Preparation Workshop 
    May 15 - July 10, 2014
    August 7 - October 2, 2014
    Rehabilitation Ethics
    August 28 - October 2, 2014