Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
275 East Main Street
Mail Drop 2EK
Frankfort, KY 40621
Job Placement Manual
Job Placement Forms
2016 Job Placement Month Activities Information
The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation program provides a wide array of services to persons with disabilities as they prepare for gainful employment. The agency currently has over 20 Job Placement Specialists who offer Job Placement services to consumers.
Job Placement Specialists provide employability skills training for consumers based on individual needs. They work one-on-one with consumers to develop professional resumes, provide mock interviews, and answer questions regarding job search. Many of our local offices are now providing these services through resource labs. The labs are equipped with job search tools and technology, including access to the Employ Kentucky Operating System.
Other Job Placement Services available for Consumers:
- Assistance in developing job search strategies. This may include the development and writing of On-the-Job Training contracts.
- Information and assistance with potential job referral sources.
- Labor market information, including local job availability and future employment trends.
- Determine level of job readiness and make appropriate recommendations as needed.
- Employability skills training based on individual needs.
- Technical assistance and resources in reference to the Americans with Disabilities Act
PACE Training Program
The Pace Training Program is a community-based job training program offered by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. The program is an integral component of job placement services that offers short-term job training. The trainee will receive a training stipend while working at the program site, which is paid by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Pace Training Program services are designed for the consumer who has been found eligible and whose vocational goal is competitive employment. The individual requires support services either to obtain or maintain employment but does not ordinarily need the long-term support offered by a supported employment program. Participants gain valuable work skills and experience while in training. They also often acquire good job references. Some program sites lead to direct employment with the host company or organization.