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Vocational Evaluation

Vocational Evaluations Customized to Individual Needs

Vocational evaluations are available at Courage Center locations in Golden Valley, St. Croix and Burnsville. Once the evaluation is completed a meeting is scheduled to review work strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations.  A final written report outlining the test results, recommendations and community resources is provided.  

In-House Evaluation 

A one-day evaluation (or two half-days) is designed to assess aptitudes and interests. Multi-day evaluations provide more information on:

  • Work behaviors
  • Tolerances
  • Speed and quality of work

Work Readiness Evaluation

The four-week evaluation assesses an individual’s readiness for employment and includes recommendations for future employment. The individual being evaluated will perform a range of tasks in an office environment under the supervision/direction of staff with the goals of: 

  • Building work skills
  • Increasing efficiencies
  • Developing a work routine
  • Increasing endurance
  • Identifying reasonable accommodations
  • Receiving feedback on work performance and work skills 
  • Developing references

Job Site And Skills Evaluation

This customized evaluation for employed persons with disabilities and employees planning to return to work after acquiring a disability is done at the job site and based upon the essential functions of the job. We use either the employee’s job description or job specific information gathered through research. The service requires 10 to 15 hours to complete and includes:

  • Meeting with immediate supervisor and employee
  • Observation of employee performing all essential job tasks
  • Ergonomics 
  • Work samples and other testing, if necessary




Vocational Services Links

Appreciated the thoroughness and your realistic recommendations,”  
 a rehabilitation counselor regarding a Vocational Evaluation service.



“Jen was great. Very helpful and nice to work with.”
a Vocational Evaluation client