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. Evaluations are conducted by Certified Vocational Evaluators (CVE's) who also hold Certified Rehabilitation Counseling credentials (CRC).

Types of Evaluations: 

Community Living Assessment

Community living assessments help participants and their families determine the best living situation for a participant and independent living areas to continues building skills in. Recommendations address a variety of issues that may include housing options, community resources, transition planning, and remedial skill development. Assessments can take place at SVRI, at the participant's current residence, or within the community.

  • 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.

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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Contact Us

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

SVRI Contact Information

101 Vocational Rehabilitation Bldg
221 10th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751

Toll Free:
DVR Eligibility: (888) 223-9479
SVRI: (800) 228-5457
Phone: (715) 232-2513
Email: svri@uwstout.edu

Map and Directions to SVRI
Staff Directory

Wheelchair Clinic 

October 13, 2015
Call Tom Tozier (715) 232-4037 for additional information.
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Online Training

Dual Sensory Loss Course
October 29 - December 10, 2015


CRC Exam Preparation Workshop
January 7 - March 3, 2016
May 12 - July 7, 2016

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