Services at WTC for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
WTC Employment Services staff assist consumers who are deaf and hard-of-hearing with finding and keeping stable employment. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Team serves all deaf and hard of hearing individuals participating in programs throughout WTC. Staff provide support services to encourage consumers to achieve their vocational goals and to promote their self-advocacy and independence. The team also works to increase awareness of the needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals among WTC staff, students and the general public. Services include staff that are fluent in ASL, individualized interdisciplinary program planning and team management, and coordination of interpreting services and other strategies to accommodate individual needs including video remote interpreting.
Employment staff assist with the following:
- Resume building
- Cover letter writing
- Job Seeking Skills Training
- Interview practice
- Job application
- Job developers
- Job coaching
- Interpreting at the job interview, orientation, training, etc.
- On the job training with employers
DORS Workforce & Technology Center offers customized driver education for DORS consumers who use ASL as their primary communication. This driver education class is designed for the deaf and hard-or-hearing and includes ASL interpreting services. Tutoring sessions for this drivers education class are also offered.