Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center
Fishersville, VA 22939

Pre-employment Readiness and Education Program (PREP)


The Pre-employment Readiness and Education Program (PREP) provides people with disabilities a learning opportunity for an introduction to employment including pre-employment, interpersonal and personal management skills while supporting goals to enhance an individualized transition plan.


The PREP is a nine week introductory program which is divided into three week modules. Students participate in classes designed to provide a foundation of soft skills as part of their transition to employment. Goals include an introductory exposure to soft skills that support a student’s ability to:

  • Seek and secure employment
  • Increase awareness of interpersonal interactions that may impact employment
  • Expand and enhance personal management skills that will increase potential for successful employment

The PREP incorporates WWRC's living and learning environment to build on and provide opportunities to practice and apply learned skills. On and off campus activities provide an introduction to develop skills across three areas:

  1. Pre-Employment Skills

    Work behaviors, attitudes, habits, job seeking skills, customer service, effective communication and vocational exploration
  1. Interpersonal Skills

    Social skills, self-determination, self-advocacy, disability awareness, interpersonal communication, initiative, and dependability
  1. Personal Management Skills

    Money management, time management, self-management of chronic health conditions, leisure skills and education, and learner's permit

The program's emphasis on work readiness is enhanced by the opportunity to earn customer service certification by participating in Through the Customer's Eyes. Also, a learner's permit class is offered to students who are ready to take this step towards obtaining their driver's license.

Contact Information

Email LSTP Info (LSTPInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov)
Phone 800-345-9972, Ext. 5403327322, or 540-332-7322
TTY 800-811-7893