Discovery is the foundation of employment and career planning in the state of Indiana. It's a process and journey, supported by Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation, that helps job seekers identify the types of environments they might like to work in, the tasks they find enjoyable, and the work that gives them satisfaction.
During Discovery, job seekers work with their employment service providers on a variety of activities and services, like visiting different companies to observe what employees there do, exploring careers online, or participating in interest inventories and assessments. Armed with new insights about themselves, job seekers are more likely to be matched with an employer and career they like.
The Center on Community Living and Careers offers two types of Discovery training for Indiana employment service professionals.
Discovery: Vocational Themes and Informational Interviewing
This condensed, targeted training introduces employment services professionals to the fine art of both vocational themes and informational interviewing, key components of the Discovery process. If you're looking for a “take and go” format, this training fits the bill!
During training, you will focus upon development and caseload application, which will allow you to immediately apply new knowledge and skills when you return to your agency.
Participants will be introduced to:
- How interests inform vocational themes
- The role that skills, conditions, and personality play in guiding decisions
- Construction of broad vocational themes
- Scripting for informational interviews
- The purpose and power of informational interviews in the Discovery process
- The use of social networking, a vital tool for job development
Now Online! New Format and Training Dates!
To ensure the safety of all attendees and facilitators, we are creating online opportunities for you to participate in Discovery training.
June 23 & 24, 2020, Online
- Part One: June 23, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time
- Part Two: June 24, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time
Content for this training has been divided into two Zoom session components. Attendees will register for training on both days. The links and passwords to connect to each session will be provided when you register.
For the best experience with Zoom, we suggest using a laptop, desktop, or tablet. You may use your mobile phone, however the interactive activities may be challenging on a mobile phone.
Cost: $45 per registrant