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Pre-Vocational Employment Program

We provide vocational services and work skills training for persons with barriers to employment who require on-going additional supervision, training and support.


To improve current work skills and strengths and identify needs and preferences of the individual in a controlled paid work environment.


  • Have a diagnosed disability or other barrier to employment
  • Be referred by an agency having a service contract with KANDU or through a private payment agreement
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be as independent as possible
  • Current physical exam
  • Recent psychological examination report
  • Individual Educational Plan (for school students)
  • Criminal justice history
  • Reports from previous or current service providers/employers
  • Complete a Vocational Evaluation
  • Documentation of DVR case closure


  • Functional living skills training
  • Behavior learning strategies
  • Work habits training
  • Social skills training
  • Travel training
  • Adaptive/assistive technology
  • Paid work opportunities
  • Referral and follow-up services
  • Social integration in a work environment
  • Daily contact with coworkers


  • INDIVIDUAL SERVICE PLAN (ISP): An individual plan developed to determine goals based on the persons’ strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences.
  • SEMI-ANNUAL REVIEW: Meeting with client worker and staff to review their goals, share supporting data, discuss progress and make changes as needed.
  • ANNUAL REVIEW: Meeting with client worker, staff and full support team to obtain required information updates and review the ISP. All attendees are encouraged to provide input.