Vocational Rehabilitation

Since FY 2013, WSTB has been under contract with the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, its primary objective is to assistance vocational rehabilitation program participants in developing the skills to obtain and retain employment.

WSTB’s passion in finding careers for people with disabilities is complimented by the demand from employers who embrace the many rewards associated with a successful placement. We coordinate opportunity with talent and provide support with on the job training, career counseling, employment services, supported employment and so much more. Our goal is to work with people 18 years of age and older who have mental health or physical disabilities. Our objective is to develop goals that enhance their abilities and proficiencies related to gainful employment. The success rate of people with disabilities in the workforce is high because both the employers and the employees genuinely want to succeed.


All program participants are invited to complete our Pre-Employment Classes. These courses were designed to provide job seekers with disabilities the knowledge & tools to become successful. Pre-Placement Training curriculum is provided during face-to-face interact. Take control of your job search by learning proven strategies to find and keep employment. These strategies are highlighted in the training modules. This training is mandatory 20 hours to participate.


(OJT) is an excellent opportunity for both employers and job seekers with disabilities. With OJT you, the trainee, will participate in hands-on training in an integrated work setting. This specialized training allows you to develop skills and gain experience that will enable you to advance in your current career or perform a job in your desired industry. When you participate in OJT, you will interact on a regular basis with employees who do not have disabilities, work in comparable positions, and are paid no less than minimum wage. Candidate that participate in OJT can expect to earn a salary while training; train in your desired field; gain valuable work experience; interact with employees through integrated work setting; prepare to enter the workforce.


Provide supported employment to individuals who, because of their disabilities, need ongoing support services to succeed in the competitive workforce. Supported employment has helped many customers already. Researchers have studied different types of programs that help customers find and keep employment. These studies compare supported employment to many other vocational approaches and they consistently find that supported employment assists more customers with getting and keeping their jobs than any other approach.


Provide assistance to participants on career counseling, job readiness training, job development, placement & maintenance, and job accommodation assistance. Our staff will give ideas and advice on filling out applications and interviewing for particular jobs and, with your approval, work with an employer to modify the job site and facilitate the provision of assistive devices to meet your needs. Your active involvement in job placement is important to successful employment. After you begin working, your Employment Consultant will continue to follow your case for a minimum of 90 days to ensure that you and your employer are satisfied with the placement.


WIOA Pre-Placement Training is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy for 15-22 years old. This training is mandatory 20 hours for completion.


Transportation is extremely important. Workforce Solutions of Tampabay, Inc. will provide transportation to Vocational Rehabilitation customers for adequate transportation to scheduled interviews and training etc.… at the request of a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

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