Vocational Training Services
Wilson Workforce Center for Employment
Vocational Training is also known as the Wilson Workforce Center for Employment (WWCE). The mission of Vocational Training is to successfully prepare clients for employment, higher education, and/or other career development goals by maximizing their employment, occupational, and self-sufficiency skills.
Vocational Training Programs are specifically designed to help clients achieve successful careers. All instruction is competency-based and each program is updated regularly with the assistance of Advisory Committees to ensure that it meets current business and industry needs. Faculty hold a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, with specialized skills in their subject matter. Vocational Training Programs are accredited by the postsecondary accreditation body of the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
Clients enrolled in Vocational Training Services may access educational support services and medical services to assist them in achieving their goals. In addition, clients will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills by completing an internship near the end of their training program. The Rehabilitation Counselor assigned to each client will provide guidance, counseling and case management to help the client access all services needed while at the WWRC and assist in the transition process back home when training is completed.
Vocational Training hosts four graduation ceremonies per year. Special awards are bestowed.
Vocational Training Graduations are held quarterly in March, June, September and December each year. Clients who have fully completed their programs of study during that quarter are eligible to participate in the graduation. Graduates are awarded a Certificate of Attainment bearing the accreditation seal of the Council on Occupational Education. Transcripts are available upon request to the WWRC Records Management Department. Special awards are bestowed upon deserving clients during each graduation ceremony.
With residential and dining services available on campus, clients can either live in the dormitories during their vocational training or commute to the campus daily, depending on their needs and circumstances. While enrolled in Vocational Training, clients have access to a variety of recreational services, including sports and extra curricula activities, chaplaincy services, and a selection of online and print materials at the Media/Resource Center.
- Auto Mechanics
- Business and Information Technology (Computer Support Specialist, Data Entry Clerk and General Office/Administrative Assistant)
- CRC Stand-Alone Program
- Culinary Skills/Food Service (Cafeteria Attendant, Cook's Assistant, Dishwasher, and Kitchen Assistant)
- External Training Option (Community-Based Training)
- Forklift Operator
- Furniture Assembly and Production Worker
- Health Occupations (Nurse Aide and Personal Care Aide)
- Manufacturing Technology Training
- Materials Handling (Stock Clerk)
For more information, please see Vocational Training Policies and Procedures.
Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
While enrolled in a Vocational Training Program, clients have an opportunity to earn the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).
Curriculum projects, generally referred to as "Projects," are simulated work activities performed by Vocational Training clients during their training program and/or assessment to assist them in their career exploration or in learning occupational skills. Projects provide realistic and meaningful employment experiences. These projects include items produced for use or consumption. All projects are client driven and meet vocational training program objectives and the need for individualized learning and exploration.
Projects provide realistic, future employment experiences. Instructors are responsible for determining what projects are compatible with a client’s career planning and/or assessment. Projects that do not meet curriculum objectives will not be accepted.
Clients complete all projects under the supervision of an instructor/evaluator who controls the quality of the instructional activity as much as possible. However, since all projects are performed as part of the instructional and/or assessment process, quality cannot be guaranteed.
All projects must be paid for prior to removal.
Curriculum projects are normally part of the following vocational training areas. Click on a training area below to learn more about their curriculum projects:
|Vocational Training (VocationalTrainingInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov)|
|Phone||800-345-9972, Ext. 5403327232 or 540-332-7232|