WAC 67-25-355

WAC Caption: 
Vocational rehabilitation services – Work readiness skills.
Change Year: 
Public Comment Period: 
05/30/2018 to 07/01/2018
WAC Change Summary: 

Updated notion of work readiness. Added internship

WAC Proposed Text: 

(1) Work readiness skill building and related employment training services may be provided to a participant. This service may be appropriate if a participant has gaps in readiness for job-finding skills or workplace expectations within a competitive and integrated work environment.

(2) Work readiness skill building training may be provided to assist the participant with foundational work skills, such as:

(a) Understanding the meaning, value, and demands of work;

(b) Gaining skills in understanding and capability around the cultural expectations of the workplace;

(c) Developing appropriate attitudes, habits, and work behaviors, and organizational tools and systems;

(d) job finding skills;

(e) Developing functional capacities necessary to achieve an optimum employment outcome; and

(f) Gaining effective workplace self-advocacy skills.

(3) Work readiness skills may be provided as part of job placement services.

(4) A paid or unpaid internship that allows a student or participant direct career experience may also be provided as a work readiness skills service. An internship is distinguished from an OJT in that there is no formal expectation that the employer will hire the participant after the period of work experience and training.


[Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.18 RCW. WSR 05-08-097, § 67-25-396, filed 4/4/05, effective 5/5/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.15 RCW. WSR 95-06-057, § 67-25-396, filed 2/28/95, effective 3/31/95. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 194 § 18. WSR 84-01-042 (Order 83-08), § 67-25-396, filed 12/15/83. Formerly WAC67-20-396.]

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