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Vocational Resources

The Vocational Department offers the following resources to all injured workers who have an open claim in the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation system and who may need assistance in planning their vocational future:


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Training opportunities for those receiving RI Workers' Compensation benefits, and those who have recently settled their RI Workers' Compensation claims

> Metrix Learning, a free online training system
> Free career development workshop
> Employment Resource Center
> Job-seeking skills assistance
> Job clubs
> Computer lab

NOTE: Injured workers do not need a referral or insurer approval to participate in the workshops or classes listed below.

Sign up for any of the following courses or workshops by contacting Cindy Jones at 243-1237 or Bill Massey at 243-1222.



The Job-Seeking Skills Workshop

This four-day workshop is offered to all injured workers once per month and prepares each individual to conduct a comprehensive organized job search. Topics covered are:
·    completing applications

·        disclosure of Workers’ Compensation case to prospective employers

·        disclosure of disability and impairments to prospective employers

·        pre- and post-interviewing skills

·       as our clients, you will participate in several mock interviews with us in practice sessions

We will help you address any difficulties and challenges you may face during your job search. Also, our Employment Resource Center is open for informal orientation and information about our vocational services, every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

 

Job Search Skills Workshop

(Subject to change due to holidays or unforeseen circumstances)

2014 Schedule
9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
Meets Monthly - Four Days per Month (these dates will vary):

Contact Cindy Jones at 243-1237 or cjones@dlt.ri.gov or Bill Massey at 243-1222 or wmassey@dlt.ri.gov.


Job Clubs

The Resource Center offers injured workers Job Clubs that are held on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Through the Job Club, Vocational Specialists provide injured workers the opportunity to discuss their job search, and to get advice regarding interviews and job search strategies. Job leads, obtained from a variety of resources, are available to injured workers seeking employment. Injured workers are also invited to independently use the computers, phones and fax machine in the Resource Center to make their prospective employer contacts. Help is available with resume and cover letter preparation and faxing and emailing employers. Please feel free to contact Cindy Jones at cjones@dlt.ri.gov or 401-243-1237 or Bill Massey at wmassey@dlt.ri.gov or 401-243-1222 for more information.

NOTE: The Donley Center also offers a Spanish Job Club, twice each week: on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. All information offered in the Job-Seeking Skills Workshop is presented in Spanish. In addition, we offer vocational orientation to our Spanish-speaking clients on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. Job search support is offered to injured workers and can be provided in most languages with the help of an interpreter.

Injured Workers can also prepare for the GED exam by using our test preparation materials in the Resource Center. We offer the GED pre-test daily and can provide you with your results on the spot!


Computer Lab

The Donley Center is continuing to offer computer usage skills classes to all RI injured workers. The curriculum consists of: Basic Computing, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook/email and internet.

Using Microsoft Word, our clients are taught how to prepare résumés and cover letters. Basic Microsoft Word teaches students the basics of word processing, such as creating and saving documents, and setting up files.

In the internet and email classes, students are introduced to email, and learn how to access and explore websites to find and follow up on job postings, and other career/work search-related information.

 

 

Computer Class

Computer Skills Classes: 2014
Basic Computing, Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook/Email and Internet Computer Skills (Two-Week Sessions)

(Subject to change due to holidays or unforeseen circumstances)

For our Computer Skills workshop offered in 2014, these classes will continue to be provided every month in two-week sessions, usually four days per week.  Dates and times may vary each month.  Please contact our Vocational Department for updated, complete details on the current schedules and how to enroll, etc.

Contact Cindy Jones at 243-1237 or cjones@dlt.ri.gov or Bill Massey at 243-1222 or wmassey@dlt.ri.gov.



 
RI Department of Labor and Training
Dr. John E. Donley Rehabilitation Center
249 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906


Phone: (401) 243-1200
Fax (401) 222-3887
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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