May 9, 2017

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) hosted a webinar “Employment Readiness: Strategies and Assessments” on Thursday, May 11, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT.

What is “employment readiness” and how is it measured? Conducting employment assessments in HVRP is important to meeting job goals of veterans in the program and to bolster self-esteem. Assessment instruments can help staff determine occupational preferences, aptitude, soft skill strengths and challenges. Some of these may be performed at the HVRP, the American Job Center or other partnering agencies. However, interviewing skills remain the cornerstone of the assessment process. In this webinar facilitated by Ian Lisman from Advocates for Human Potential, we reviewed several assessment tools and how some HVRPs are making employment assessments with their participants. Nick Bassitt from Goodwill Houston shared more from a grantee perspective.

You can find the webinar handouts here.

You can download the presentation mateirals from the webinar here.

Watch the webinar recording: