Assessing Strengths and Abilities
Fedcap’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department is home to our Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation, or "DVE" services, where students undergo testing, skills assessment, and career counseling. A Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation helps participants decide what types of work they want to pursue, what careers they have an aptitude for, and whether or not their current career goal is the right one for them.
Several types of evaluation are offered, and they are either given one at a time, or all together.
Basic Evaluation (3 to 5 days)
- Comprehensive and objective measurement of computer literacy
- Computerized picture based interest inventory for participants with low literacy levels
- Computerized version of the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE)
- Equipment to assess the potential for careers using computers for individuals with disabilities that affect hand function
- Motivational, interactive video software program geared towards students transitioning out of high school
Situational Assessments (5 to 10 days)
Allows participants to test their job skills by working alongside trainees in Fedcap's job training programs in custodial maintenance, culinary arts, and computer/office skills. Instructors evaluate participants on punctuality, attendance, ability to follow instructions, and skills. Then they generate a report assessing the candidate’s potential for success in a particular field.