The virtual assessment will provide opportunities for you to identify specific goals so you may strengthen your skills and knowledge and become work-ready. The learning opportunities will guide you in building a reference point for work and will enhance your work skills and strategies for success. Strategies include learning adaptations for your determined job to optimize job performance. The assessment process outcomes are varied. You will create a work portfolio with personalized information about your work skills, strengths, accessibility needs and adaptations for the specific tasks, related experiences and work objectives.
Each individual will begin identifying their interests by completing interest inventories which could include but are not limited to: verbal or pictorial editions; O*Net Interest profiles; mynextmove program, or assessments included in the virtualjobshadow program
HKNC uses the virtualjobshadow.com program which is a resource that provides opportunities for job shadowing and comprehensive career exploration.
HKNC provides opportunities for you to gain work readiness skills through participation in collaborative peer learning groups. These groups offer opportunities to learn from others, to build a reference for work and enhance one’s knowledge of work skills, including soft skills and strategies for success. Topics for work readiness include strategies for accessibility and understanding the tenets of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); practicing applications both paper and online; developing interviewing skills; developing a resume; self-advocacy; time management; problem-solving skills and soft skills.
Job seeking skills
You will explore the job market in relation to your identified career interests, engage in informational interviews, prepare a resume, experience mock or real-time job interviews, and gain skills to utilize a variety of strategies and resources for job seeking.
Orientation and mobility skills, skills of independent living, communication skills training, adaptive technology, audiology and low vision skills are incorporated into each individualized training plan. In addition, a technology instructor will work with you to assess your adaptive technology skills to determine the optimal instruction modality to ensure that you have full access to information and instruction. Instruction may be provided by telephone, iPhone, iPad, e-mail, computer, videophone, FaceTime, Zoom meetings and Google Classroom among other virtual options.