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: 

Individualized Evaluation (formerly Customized Evaluation)

SVRI offers Individualized Evaluation services to assist you in determining how you fit into the world-of-work given your skills, interests, and the local labor market.

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 Individualized 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
  • Employment-based assessment
  • Post-secondary education navigation
  • Community living skills assessment
  • Pre-driving evaluation and training
  • Case management services
  • Plan development
  • Goal Validation
  • Skill set identification 
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Job shadows and/or Informational interviews
  • Discovery process
  • Job analysis
  • Employee retention
  • Expert testimony

Blended Evaluation (formerly Intensive Evaluation)

A blended 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.

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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Additional Information:


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Menomonie, WI 54751

1815 Broadway Street North
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Country Inn & Suites
320 Oak Avenue
Menomonie, WI 54751

Motel 6
2100 Stout Street
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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

Kara and Bill James
Private Home
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


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How to Make a Referral

  • Contact Evaluation Services Manager Casey Lubinsky for scheduling information, 715-232-2115, lubinskyc@uwstout.edu
  • Provide basic information about participant when scheduling
  • Access referral form and e-mail it to Casey Lubinsky, lubinskyc@uwstout.edu or call and provide this information
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    Menomonie, WI 54751
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    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

    Contact Us

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

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

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