The Pre-vocational Program provides individuals with an opportunity to experience employment responsibilities in a structured work environment. Each person is arranged an individualized plan and comprehensive approach in services that focus on skills developed in the following areas:

Building Self-Esteem
Self-esteem is built through the use of positive reinforcement and the sense of accomplishment that individuals feel when independently completing job operations. Staff are instructed in various positive approaches and methods that will build on an individuals’ self-worth.

Developing and Enhancing Communication and Social Skills
There is a focus on an individual learning to communicate with their supervisor and co-workers. Individuals will develop viable means of communication that will enable them to express concerns, wants and needs.

Enhancing Activities of Daily Living Skills
Individuals continue to gain knowledge of universal precautions (such as disease control and prevention), personal nutrition, personal hygiene, selecting appropriate attire and other activities of daily living skills.

Environmental Awareness
Individuals learn how to ensure their personal safety through the use of universal safety precautions. Individuals learn skills needed to cope with real life work situations.

Functional Academics
There is a continued focus on maintaining and improving learned functional academic skills such as budgeting/financial management, telling time, using a calculator, and writing out personal information.

Vocational Work Opportunities
Individuals are given the opportunity to participate in community work activities, volunteer experiences and transitional work assignments. Individuals earn training wages while learning necessary job related skills. A variety of hourly and piece rate jobs are available.

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Pre-vocational services are currently provided in Montgomery County.

ALTEC Services (HQ)
3151 Advance Lane
Colmar, PA 18915
Phone: (215) 822-6417
Fax: (215) 822- 6397
E-mail: awalter@altecservices.org

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