1) How is Clusiv different from Assistive Technology training?
Answer: The Professional Skills for the Modern Workforce course takes the skills that a job seeker has already learned from their Assistive Technology training and applies them to professional work platforms to teach people how to more effectively and efficiently use these workspaces that will be vital for success in the workplace.
Client learns basic to intermediate Screen Reader or Magnification skills, and then applies those skills to advance them in the Clusiv training.
Fundamentals of Computer Sciences requires that a job seeker already have Basic to Intermediate Screen Reader or Magnification skills. This course is centered on giving people an entry level understanding of computer science will help them build their resume and become more competitive in positions such as Web Design, and Accessibility testing/engineering.
2) What are the appropriate service codes for the IPE?
Answer: Clusiv Trainings are typically coded under Vocational/Occupational Training, Pre-ets Work Readiness Training, or Pre-ets Job Exploration Counseling. Check with your State for your specific code.
3) Are there any certifications associated with the training?
Answer: At this time, there are no certifications associated with the Clusiv trainings. Clusiv is working on obtaining the permissions to offer Microsoft office certification.
4) Does a person need to be interested in Computer Science in order to take Professional Skills for the Modern Workforce?
Answer: No! Any job seeker who will be using computer-based systems at their job would benefit from the Professional Skills course. The professional skills course is best viewed as training for any professional office position and the foundational elements for IT jobs
5) What does the counselor have to do once the Vocational Rehabilitation customer is enrolled?
Answer: Nothing, Clusiv is self-paced and remote capable though the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor can use it as a cohort. There is special access given to the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor to be able to view their customer’s progress.
6) Who should be referred to the Clusiv training?
Answer: Any Vocational Rehabilitation customer who seeks to gain competitive integrated employment. The Vocational Rehabilitation customer only needs to be able to check their email and click on a link using JAWS to begin Clusiv training.
7) Is there any equipment the Vocational Rehabilitation customer needs prior to training?
Answer: The Vocational Rehabilitation customer will need a windows computer with JAWS installed on it.
*A full keyboard with a number pad is ideal but not required.