Vocational Testing & Evaluation - Employment

Vocational testing and evaluations are useful tools that are used to examine which career or occupation is the best match to a person’s abilities, interests, and personality. Companies may use vocational testing to help place employees in roles that best suit their strengths, or to help start them at an appropriate level within the organization. As well, vocational testing can be used at the high school level to help graduating students decide on a post-secondary avenue, or for adults who are mid-way through their careers and are contemplating a career change. Are you unemployed, and need help deciding on which jobs to apply for that you are most likely to match well with? Or are you mid-way through your career, and would like to make a change? Are you a business owner interested in the various vocational assessment tools available to help you hire and retain the best employees for the job? A vocational evaluation or vocational testing expert might be able to help point you in the right direction. Our resources are a great place to start.

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Boost Your Career

How to Make an Impact, Get Recognized, and Build the Career You Want

An exclusive guide to besting the competition and rising to the top in your career. Many people spend years working themselves into the ground, only to be passed over for the promotions, recognition, and pay raises they deserve. Today, there is a new set of unwritten rules for getting ahead, and they are all about making an impact. In Boost Your Career, Sander and Mechele Flaum expose what many people have taken years to learn: Success depends on the "impact dynamic." Defined as projects that make a resounding difference in an organization, with the added benefit of impressing key stakeholders, the impact dynamic is what separates over-deliverers from average workers. Drawing on their many years in business in a variety of high-level roles, the Flaums teach readers exactly what they need to know in today's job market: how to identify opportunities and successfully lead projects that will propel their careers. Packed with real and exclusive stories from seasoned professionals, newbies in big roles, and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries, this book shares the hidden hurdles, aha! moments, and tips for getting ahead in a competitive environment. Whether you've been at the same company for twenty years, you're starting a new job tomorrow, or you own your own business, Boost Your Career will make a resounding difference in how you view your professional role and frame your accomplishments.

Testing and assessment in vocational education.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Rehabilitation, Treatment, and Case Management, Second Edition

Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitative Treatment and Case Management, Second Edition provides therapists, case managers and physicians with information about the longer-term issues faced by this population. Originally titled Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, this new edition updates the clinical information and broadens the scope of the best-selling text with ten additional chapters designed to meet the needs of educators, discharge planners, and neuropsychologists. New topics include: Auditory function assessment Aging issues Cognitive rehabilitation Recreational therapy Litigation and settlement options Bio-ethical principles This broader focus allows the book to be used both as an educational tool and as a clinical reference. The person with TBI faces a daily struggle to survive and return to pre-injury functioning levels. Traumatic Brain Injury, Second Edition provides detailed postacute and late rehabilitation procedures that may be effective in reducing disability, improving quality of life, enhancing life satisfaction, and reducing the long-term financial expenditures associated with TBI.

Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors

The first print edition in more than 5 years contains a total of 10,773 vocabulary terms with 206 descriptors and 210 "use" references that are new to this thesaurus for locating precise terms from the controlled vocabulary used to index the ERIC database.

Braddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Preceded by: Physical medicine and rehabilitation / [edited by] Randall L. Braddom. 4th ed. c2011.

Now, Discover Your Strengths

Outlines a program developed by Gallup experts and based on a study of more than two million people to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths and how they can be translated into personal and career successes. 100,000 first printing.

Foundations of Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E-Book

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation presents today’s best physiatry knowledge and techniques, ideal for the whole rehabilitation team. This trusted reference delivers the proven science and comprehensive guidance you need to offer every patient maximum pain relief and optimal return to function. In this new edition, Dr. Randall L. Braddom covers current developments in interventional injection procedures, the management of chronic pain, integrative medicine, recent changes in the focus of stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, and much more. Access the complete contents online along with 1000 self-assessment questions at www.expertconsult.com. Gain a clear visual understanding of important concepts thanks to 1400 detailed illustrations—1000 in full color. Find and apply the information you need easily with each chapter carefully edited by Dr. Braddom and his associates for consistency, succinctness, and readability. Access the fully searchable text online at Expert Consult, as well as 1000 self-assessment questions. Master axial and peripheral joint injections through in-depth coverage of the indications for and limitations of these therapies. Make optimal use of ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment. Get a broader perspective on your field from a new chapter on PM&R in the international community.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

For hundreds of occupations, this book includes information on a variety of topics, including pay, education required, number of jobs, work environment, work schedules, and much more.

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation

A Concise Guide to the Rehabilitation Counselor Test

This user-friendly new study guide will help graduate students and professionals in rehabilitation counseling to prepare thoroughly for the CRC® examination. It provides a complete, detailed review of the CRC exam built on the most recent, empirically based rehabilitation counselor roles and function studies. Each chapter contains a concise overview of the topic, summary tables of key concepts, practice questions with annotated answers, and links to related web-based materials. Key Features: Covers 10 core curriculum areas Features 2010 approved core standards Provides 300 test questions and answers Describes key terms and concepts Includes tables and charts to clarify information Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation is written by rehabilitation counselors and content experts well known in their field for teaching effectiveness, research, and scholarship. It is geared for master's and doctoral-level students in rehabilitation counseling, psychology and disability studies, as well as Licensed Professional Counselors. It will also be of value to master's-level students in their day-to-day preparation for individual classes in theory, assessment, and job placement. Note: This book is not endorsed or in any other way supported by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Handbook of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Evaluation

Application and Implementation of the ICF

This book presents the state of the art in the application and implementation of the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in the areas of vocational rehabilitation as a primary topic and disability evaluation as a secondary topic. Application of the ICF and implementation strategies toward a holistic and comprehensive approach to work disability and vocational rehabilitation programs are presented along with clinical cases and exercises. The ICF as a topic in health and disability has been gaining momentum since its approval by the World Health Assembly in 2001, and great progress has been made since then. However, the integration if the ICF in the realm of vocational rehabilitation has been lacking despite the fact that work and employment are a major area in people's lives, particularly those who have work disability. This book will advance the professional practice of vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, occupational medicine, and allied health science.

A Lawyer's Guide to Understanding Earning Capacity Assessment and Earning Capacity Options

Courts often need to determine the impact of an incident on the capacity of an individual to be employed and to earn wages. This book explains the concepts of earning-capacity assessment and identifies the considerations that go into determining an assessment. This book provides an in-depth understanding of earning-capacity assessment requirements and methodology to facilitate the examination of an expert or to determine the accuracy of opinions, can rely on this book.

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GMAT Test Prep and Tutoring

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Employer Branding

Effective Evaluation

Adult Basic Education Association of Hamilton

Central referral agency for adult education and upgrading.

St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education - Adult High School Diploma Program, Hamilton East - 770 Main St - Hamilton East - 770 Main St

Courses designed for adult learners who want to complete their high school diploma * focus on reading, writing, mathematics, and social sciences.
Courses Offered:
* English as a Second Language (ESL)
* Academic Upgrading (LBS)
* Literacy Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)

* St Charles Adult Education Centres and Programs are located throughout the City of Hamilton.

Ontario. Ministry of Transportation - Senior Driver Renewal Program, Flamborough - Flamborough

A program which requires drivers age 80 and older to renew their driver's license every two years. The renewal process includes a vision test, must undergo a driver record review, and participate in a 45-minute Group Education Session (GES). During the GES, must complete two, brief, non-computerized in-class screening assignments. If necessary, will take a road test to have their in-car skills assessed.




St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education - Hamilton Mountain East - 150 East 5th St

Provides a wide range of Adult Education Programming.

Academic Upgrading
Credit Co-op
Day School
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Independent Learning
Personal Support Worker
Culinary Arts
General Interest
Night and Summer School
Night Computer Classes
School to Work Programs
Citizenship Preparation classes
Literacy Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)
International Languages
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparation classes
TOEFL preparation classes

* St Charles Adult Education Centres and Programs are located throughout the City of Hamilton.

Behavioural Medicine Centre

Provides clinical medical and vocational rehabilitative services using an interdisciplinary approach. Integrates patients' medical, personal, and behavioural functions with needs of business and industry.
Performs a liaison role between employees and employers and/or insured and insurer to resolve issues related to disability and employment. Services include assessment and treatment of pain, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, phobia, and head injuries, and intervention when work and daily living activities are consequently reduced.

St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education - Adult High School Diploma Program at East 5th - Hamilton Mountain East - 150 East 5th St

Courses designed for adult learners who want to complete their high school diploma * focus on reading, writing, mathematics, and social sciences.

Also offers:
* English as a Second Language (ESL)
* Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)
* Academic Upgrading (LBS)
* Co-op at the workplace including:
* Culinary Arts and Personal Support Worker
* Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
* Evening computer software workshops

Halton Catholic District School Board - Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education - Newcomer Language Services - Oakville Campus

A continuing education service of the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) which offers Language Instruction for newcomers to Canada (LINC), English as a Second Language (ESL) from levels 1 to 10 and French as a Second Language (FSL) .

Programs designed for:
* adult immigrants wanting to improve their ability to read, write, speak and understand English and/or French
* candidates of TOEFL/ IELTS (required for university or college entrance in Ontario) to help with exam preparation
* adult immigrants wanting to improve their workplace skills
* classes are free and are offered at Oakville, Burlington and Milton locations

Classes:
* Business English
* Bridge to Office Administration
* Computers for the Workplace
* Citizenship Preparation
* TOEFL/IELTS Prep & Effective Test-Taking
* CLB Levels 1 to 10
* ESL for Seniors
* French as a Second Language (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
* Reading/Writing; Pronunciation
* Speaking with Confidence
* Occupations-oriented (Specialized Language Training) courses

STRIDE - Supported Employment, Oakville - South Halton Worksite - Oakville - South Halton Worksite

* assists individuals with barriers to employment to assess and upgrade work strengths and employment potential
* provides an opportunity to set and meet vocational goals, learn job search skills, obtain and maintain competitive employment in the community

Employment Connections Program includes:
* employment planning - developing a realistic employment goal
* support coordination - assistance with successful transition to employment; advice on funding supports to access training and employment opportunities
* employment preparation - assistance with resume updates, job searches, applications and interview skills, vocational life skills training
* job placement - assistance with job searches by establishing contacts that can lead to employment
* on the job training/coaching - providing support to individuals while training on the job
* job maintenance - providing ongoing follow-up to help maintain employment

Worksite Training Program offers:
* preparation for competitive employment
* learning and practicing vocational life skills in a structured work environment
* increased self-esteem and independence
* earn a program training allowance
* learn marketable skills such as shipping and receiving, quality control, tow motor operation, health and safety, team leader
* develop an individual service plan focusing on long-term goals
* identify employment barriers and problem solve to achieve future work opportunities

Youth Employment Program provides:
* a client centered program that responds to the varied employment needs of transitional aged youth,16 to 24 years, who are experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues
* outreach service to meet youth in the community, accessing at-risk youth who traditionally are not seeking services
* youth-oriented service that will assist youth in developing the skills they need to become contributing members of their communities

Employment Peer Mentor Program:
* open to individuals who are 16 years or older who have experienced or are experiencing mental health and/or addiction challenges
* Employment Peer Mentors (EPMs) are individuals with lived experience with mental health and/or addiction issues and who are in recovery
* provide a positive role model through support, guidance, mutual exchange and coaching from the perspective of lived experience
* provides support to find employment and access community resources
* provides support during appointments, assistance with paperwork and attend meetings when needed
* assist in developing a personal wellness plan and goals

Behavioural Medicine Centre

Provides clinical medical and vocational rehabilitative services using an interdisciplinary approach. Integrates patients' medical, personal, and behavioural functions with needs of business and industry.
Performs a liaison role between employees and employers and/or insured and insurer to resolve issues related to disability and employment. Services include assessment and treatment of pain, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, phobia, and head injuries, and intervention when work and daily living activities are consequently reduced.

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - How to Find - Employment, Apprenticeship, Training and Literacy Programs - Halton

Overview of programs ranging from basic education and literacy to workforce preparation, career training and job search assistance programs, and directs to other related records in this database.

ADULT LITERACY & BASIC EDUCATION
Reading, writing, speaking, communication, computation and/or problem solving skills:
1. For adults who cannot read or write at a functional level) see Adult Literacy Programs here
2. To strengthen functional skills in these areas see Adult Basic Education programs here


SECONDARY EDUCATION
1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
* to complete at locations in Halton, see here
* to complete by distance education, see Independent Learning Centre here

2. General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
Allows adults who did not complete a formal high school program to demonstrate high-school level knowledge and skills:
* GED testing is provided only by the Independent Learning Centre, see here
* preparation materials and centres are shown on Independent Learning Centre website here


PREPARING & TRAINING FOR THE WORKFORCE
Prevocational Training (for people with disabilities, including mental health issues)
Instruction and/or counselling to develop:
* physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures
* personal-social behaviours
* basic manual, academic and communications skills needed to acquire basic job skills
* see Prevocational Training programs here.

Career Awareness and Counselling
* Career Awareness (provides information and data about various industries and professions): see here
* Career Counselling (provides information and guidance in evaluating aptitude, abilities and interests, to choose a vocation or career and select the type of training): see here.

Vocational Assessment
Tests skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different occupational areas or specific positions
* may include programs that allow people to try out jobs for short periods of time to see if there's a 'fit' and, for people with disabilities, determine what supports might be needed to succeed if hired.
* for programs see here

Job Training
* Vocational education: see here
* On the job training: see here
* Computer and related technology classes: see here

Work Experience/Internship Programs
* Work experience programs: see here
* Internship programs: see here

Apprenticeship
* Apprenticeship preparation, see here
* Apprenticeship training, see here

Job training expense assistance
Financial assistance or loans to help people pay for tuition, books, living expenses, transportation, disability supports, assistance in caring for dependents etc.
* for programs see here


JOB SEARCH
Pre-job Guidance
Provides skills in preparing a resume, job application letters/questionnaires, answering job ads and taking employment tests, tips on appropriate dress, personal appearance and interview techniques, etc.)
* for programs, see here

Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres
One-stop centres that may include job counselling, testing and assessment, pre-job guidance, job matching and referral, labour market and career information, information on financial aid for education and training, and referral for job training, transportation, child care, personal and financial counselling, etc.
* for programs, see here

Specialized Job Assistance Centres:
1. Indigenous employment programs, see here
2. Disability-related programs:
* Comprehensive disability-related programs: see here.
* Supported employment (job coach works side-by-side with client in workplace): see here.
* Centre-based employment (separate and supported work centres for those with disabilities): see here.
3. Vocational rehabilitation (for people with disabilities, emotional problems or history of substance abuse): see here
4. Ex-offender employment programs: see here
5. Immigrant/refugee employment programs: see here
6. Summer employment programs: see here
7. Youth employment programs: see here

Goodwill, The Amity Group - Goodwill Career Centre - Ontario Disability Support Program - Burlington - Upper Middle Road

Offers employment supports for people with disabilities who want to work in competitive part-time and full-time employment.
* matches clients to jobs geared to their interests or long-term goals
* offers retention services to employers in Halton Region

Career Consultation services include:
* assess individual's needs and match them with correct resources and support
* case management
* help to identify and analyze an individual's skills
* help to select an appropriate employment path

Job Preparation programs include:
* work adjustment training
* Work Hardening
* help to develop and improve skills
* improve performance and enhance employability

Job Placement services include:
* job development services
* job coaching/management
* help individuals find and adjust to their new positions in the workforce

Halton Catholic District School Board - Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program - Burlington - Drury Lane - Catholic Education Centre

School-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools.

* students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades