Work & Independence Skills Evaluation Program (W.I.S.E)
Provides participants hands-on training, independent living
skills, and occupational work skills as an alternative to paid production work. W.I.S.E. modules cover a gamut of occupational and independent living settings such as office work, grocery, retail, food ser-
vice, customer service, hospitality, laundry and cleaning, tools and maintenance, job readiness, and entrepreneurship. Participants gain exposure to a variety of settings as part of an evaluation to discover strengths of transferrable work skills and develop a personal portfolio. The W.I.S.E. program utilizes Community Participation to connect learned skills with real-world, community environments through tours, volunteering, and activities that match participant's interests and abilities.