Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center
Fishersville, VA 22939

Vocational Training Services

Educational Support Services

Educational Support Services (ESS) provides academic instruction to enhance the clients’ employability and independence in their community.  This includes:

  • Driver education support
  • GED preparation
  • IEP oversight and monitoring
  • Job seeking skills
  • Limited basic skills strengthening
  • Study skills
  • One-to-one or group assessment of:
      • Achievement
      • GED
      • Limited basic skills
      • Trade academics
      • WorkKeys®

These services are provided in an environment that is dedicated to clients achieving success in their chosen vocational training program.  Service delivery is accomplished through:

  • In-shop trade-related classes
  • Small groups of 8-10 clients in resource classes
  • Reading and study support classes for driver education
  • Study skills classes for 8-12 clients
  • GED preparation for 3-6 clients
  • One-to-one classes for deaf clients in all academic service areas
  • Interpreter services for vocational classrooms

ESS instructors participate in Advisory Committee meetings to keep up-to-date on academic requirements for training programs.  In addition, ESS instructors are endorsed in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Adult Education
  • Deaf Education
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Vocational Special Needs

During their vocational training program, progress reports are sent to clients, WWRC rehabilitation counselors and DRS field counselors.  As part of job seeking skills, clients develop a resume which is sent to their DRS field counselor for assistance in job searches.  Clients are also referred to the Virginia Employment Commission to learn how to track job leads.

Contact Information

Email Vocational Training (VocationalTrainingInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov)
Phone 800-345-9972, Ext. 7232 or 540-332-7232
TTY 800-811-7893