Once you have decided what type of job you are looking for, Person Industries can help you look for appropriate jobs or return to school through Work Adjustment Training. WAT is designed to assist you in obtaining employment.
Your VR counselor may refer you to JOBS Group at PI. This is an eight week seminar where you acquire all the necessary tools for job search AND look for jobs. You meet with the group once a week to work on resumes, cover letters, developing references, practicing interviews and putting in job applications. The members of the group encourage and help each other in the job search process under the guidance of the Work Adjustment Coordinator.
Person Industries also offers a short period of in-house training in order for you to practice good work habits and build work stamina. You will work on specific goals during this training period, which can last from two to six weeks. This training program simulates a real job with a daily schedule, work activities, a supervisor and co-workers. This program is particularly useful for those who have been out of the work force for a long period of time.
If the career you desire means you will need further schooling, Person Industries can help you find the best school to meet your needs. There are several community colleges, universities and institutes within a fifty mile radius of Person County. PI staff can help you research curriculums, admission requirements, and financial aid packages to get you started on a new career track.
If you are the type of person who needs more intensive help with finding and keeping a job, the Supported Employment Program may best suit your needs.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: Must be at least 18 years old and referred to Person Industries through Vocational Rehabilitation for services.
- At least 18 years old
- Referred to Person Industries through Vocational Rehabilitation for services
- Residency in Person County, although residents of other counties may be served when space allows
- Legal resident of the US