Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation:

The Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation (DVE) is a four-week program offered each month and consists of group work and individual counseling sessions. Assessments are given to determine academic and practical strengths and weaknesses. Over the course of the DVE, clients explore vocational interests, identify transferable skills, and develop a realistic vocational plan. Workshops focus on enhancing communication abilities, increasing coping strategies, educating clients about vocational resources, improving self-presentation and interviewing skills, reducing vocational barriers, and maintaining sobriety. Each client is assigned an individual vocational counselor to assist and support them throughout the DVE. Clients will determine realistic vocational goals through classroom discussions, counselor sessions, and individual research.

At the end of the four weeks, clients have the opportunity to meet with a counselor from the New York State Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR, formerly known as VESID) to discuss future steps. For those who qualify, ACCES-VR provides funding for training, internship and/or job placement services.