Prevocational and Rehabilitation Training

prevocational & rehabilitation training for adults 18-65+

Looking for pre-employment skills training and experiences for adults with disabilities?

Aptiv’s Prevocational Training and Community Rehabilitation services offer center-based and community-based experiences where a person can develop general non-job task-specific strengths and skills.

What is a Prevocational Training and Community Rehabilitation program?

Prevocational Training and Community Rehabilitation services teach people with disabilities proper work habits and pre-employment skills to improve their ability to achieve supported or competitive employment in their community. 

Both Center-Based and Community-Based Prevocational Services are intended to develop and teach general skills. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and customers
  • Generally accepted community workplace conduct and dress
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to attend to tasks
  • Workplace problem-solving skills and strategies
  • General workplace safety and mobility training

Center-Based Prevocational Services

Center-based Prevocational Services involve work experiences where a person can develop general, non-job task-specific strengths and skills. Learning and enhancing skills related to attendance, task completion, problem-solving, interpersonal relations and safety are goals for center-based prevocational services. Aptiv's examples of Center-Based Prevocational Services tasks performed include, but are not limited to:

  • Production and assembly work
  • Agricultural/gardening work (indoors and outdoors)
  • Administrative assistant/clerical duties
  • Disposal of confidential documents

Community-Based Prevocational Services - also known as C.O.R.E.

Aptiv's Community-based prevocational services otherwise known as C.O.R.E. (Career, Opportunity Readiness, and Enhancement) program offers skill-building opportunities. This group-based program includes career exploration activities such as:

  • Touring local businesses
  • Job shadowing at jobs in the local community
  • Informational interviewing with local businesses
  • Attending job fairs
  • Volunteering as a means to explore interest areas, build a resume and become comfortable working alongside people without disabilities

A majority of the participant’s time is spent actively in the community, with a portion of each day spent in a classroom setting practicing employment readiness activities.

C.O.R.E. is offered in La Crosse and Rock Counties. Each session is a 12-week program with classes held two or three days a week. Class times offered are:

Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 8am-11am or 12pm-3pm

Tuesday & Thursday from 8-12:30pm or 11-3:30pm

C.O.R.E. in the News:

WKBT – Aptiv celebrates C.O.R.E. graduates

WXOW – Providing the skills to reach career goals

La Crosse Tribune – Getting ready to be on the job: CORE program participants graduate with career readiness skills

Locations offering Community-Based Prevocational Services

We provide services to the counties surrounding our offices in:


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Our objectives are...

  • To improve an individuals ability to achieve supported or competitive employment.

  • To Enhance skills related to attendance, task completion, problem-solving, interpersonal relations and safety.

How do I get started?

First Steps

  1. Contact Aptiv for an informational meeting and to determine options for participation*.
  2. Aptiv meets with the individual and their support network to develop an individualized plan and provide services as outlined in that plan.

*Most individuals participating in Aptiv's Prevocational Services receive funding through Family Care or IRIS long-term care services. Private Pay option is available.

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A network of support to ensure that individuals with disabilities have a full array of services to choose from in maximizing independence and employment.

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Assembly Joint Resolution 51

This resolution is in support of maintaining all employment choices for disabled individuals, including those provided by Community Rehabilitation Programs and Prevocational Centers. 

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