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					Vocational Training


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Presenter:


               Phil Laymon
             (503) 945-6128

           Primary Contacts:
        Lisa Buss or Amy Sevdy
             (503) 945-7017
Vocational Training Is:

 Training from 1 to 12 months
 Training that prepares an individual for a
  specific job or employment in a occupation
  that is likely to lead to employment
 Training that is less than a Bachelor’s Degree
  level
 A JOBS activity that counts toward federal
  participation rates
Vocational Training Is:
 Not JOBS Skills training (JS – activity code),
  which is short term training of less than a
  month
 Not the Parents as Scholars (PaS) program
  (PS – activity code) which is the completion of
  a 4 or 2 year degree
 Not High School or GED completion (HS),
  Adult Basic Education (AB), or English as a
  Second Language (ES)
Vocational Training Enrollment
Requires:
Client Application to the program and Branch
    Approval

So...to get enrolled in Vocational Training...
1) An application process has to be followed
2) Approval has to be granted by a local
   Vocational Training staffing committee
Vocational Training Application
Process

Step 1 – Client complete the Vocational Training Packet
  (DHS 7788)

Step 2 – Do criminal background check and 7823 – My
  Self Assessment Form

Step 3 – Complete the VT Training Checklist (7789)

Step 4 – Submit completed training packet to the local
  Vocational Training Committee
When the Vocational Training has
been approved

 Set up the activity under the VT activity code


 Document attendance with the required DHS
  7861 educational attendance form.
Attendance that can be counted
   Class time
   Lab work
   Field Study
   Clinical time
   Internship
   Study time – if in a supervised setting
   Excused Absences
   Holiday
   BUT, not break time
Vocational Training Staffing
Committee
 Is local
 Makes the determination of whether
  Vocational Training should be approved or
  not
 Is made up of at least:
      Branch leadership
      Appropriate partner
      Case Manager
      Client
Vocational Training is not a new JOBS
activity....It does have new
requirements for approval
Can we pay for tuition, books, and
supplies?


 Yes – if the training is on the WIA high
  demand, high wage list
      www.qualityinfo.org/olmisj/PubReader?itemid=00005527


 No – if the training is NOT on the WIA high
  demand, high wage list. However, clients can
  still be approved for Vocational Training.
Always partner with other agencies who might be
able to assist with educational costs



 Vocational Rehabilitation
 WIA
 Oregon Student Assistance Commission


 Clients should always apply for financial aid –
  we do not encourage clients to take out
  student loans to finance their education
Questions?

				
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