Pre-Vocational Services

Pre-Vocational Program Is Especially Designed For the Individual

Each individual’s goals are unique. Some may want to earn a paycheck, while others want to learn general skills necessary to join the workforce. For a person whose goals are vocationally focused, he or she may choose to participate in PDI’s scaffolded Pre-Vocational program that is especially designed to be sensitive to the employment readiness and trajectory of each person.

Individuals in this unique program practice a variety of work skills while also earning wages for work completed. Each person decides what skills to learn and what work projects to participate in with full access to the adaptive equipment and supports that are always nearby at PDI. With over 50 years of experience, PDI has developed an expertise for making work provided here adaptive and available for all those who want to work.

Individuals in this program set an annual goal and are able to access PDI resources to meet that goal. The program is personalized by each person by means of choosing this goal, a schedule, and choosing which level of participation to engage.

Each person in our Pre-Vocational Program has their own goals they are working towards, be it gaining skills, getting ready to enter the workforce for the first time, or earn a paycheck. We walk alongside each person to help turn their goals into self-sufficiency and the quality of life each desires.

Our Unique Program

Our professional skill building activities are the results of partnering with community partners to provide opportunities to learn retail and grocery, hospitality, dining, manufacturing, creative products, office skills, product maintenance and repair, and janitorial skills.

Pre-vocational services focus on helping individuals get ready to enter the workforce. In addition to the above technical skills, we also help train with soft skills, like customer service, talking on the telephone, using computers, hygiene, and ensuring transportation to and from work, be it learning to use the City Bus, a bicycle, or arranging rides.