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Integration of Trade Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

D-200.3:

Comprehensive

Assessment

Comprehensive and specialized assessments are necessary to

determine the range of realistic demand occupations for each

participant who needs TAA training. The purpose of the

comprehensive assessment is to ensure the participant:

• makes an informed choice;

• has the skills and qualifications to participate successfully in

the selected training services; and

• understands the training needs and the time commitment

involved in the decision.

Be sure to coordinate with your assessment specialist at this stage

of the process.

The testing is more detailed than Rapid Response or core services.

It may include:

• a battery of tests to identify basic and transferable skills;

• interest inventories; and

• employer-suggested assessment instruments.

You must consider employer-based training such as customized

training or OJT as options. Job developers or the Business Services

Unit (BSU) can provide information regarding employer

requirements.

Note: Employer-based training promotes employment

placements, retention, earnings, and credential attainment.

Conduct in-depth interviewing and evaluation during the

comprehensive assessment. This provides an opportunity for

customer input and career counselor feedback. It helps determine

what training programs may be successful and builds the dislocated

worker’s commitment and desire to follow the IEP.

Page D-4 May 2006 Part D: Post-Trade Certification

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