Vocational Rehabilitation

Positive Transitions for Vocational Rehabilitation is a 40 hour core competency based soft skills certificate program developed by The Soft Skills Training Institute of Florida. Positive Transitions for VR includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 10 Practicum hours. VR was developed specifically to create proficiencies for ex-offenders and those with difficult backgrounds. The VR program consists of 15 modules and 15 assessments. Individualized core competencies allow participants to choose from a list of relevant courses to create a customized experience. All modules, materials and assessments are developed by SSTI staff.

Core competencies in soft skills refer to proficiencies gained through strategic skill-set development. Think of core competencies as pooled knowledge and technical capacities that allow an individual to compete more effectively in the marketplace. The substance of the core competency is to prepare a foundation for a healthier and more capable analysis in key areas of emotional intelligence development. Simultaneously, the core competency is a comprehensive workforce readiness and preparedness tool that offers the competitive advantage to those lacking hard/ technical skills.


SSTI has created ACCUi, an Adaptive Learning Management Center, in order to capture empirical evidence that verifies whether a person has enhanced their competencies and/or skills. These assessments substantiate the effectiveness of a program and provide measured outcomes. Each participant in Positive Transitions takes a twenty-five question assessment at the end of each module to evaluate their practical understanding of the subject. Participants are able to revisit each core competency as often as needed to enhance their ability to perform and demonstrate the soft skill successfully.

The Positive Transitions for VR Program includes: 

15 soft skills training workshops 

15 online or proctored assessments 

One 80 page workbook 

10 Practicum Hours 

Certificate of Completion 

Individual and Group Analytic Reports

The Positive Transitions for VR Program consist of the following soft skills core competencies:

  • Anger Management
  • Dress for Success
  • Networking & Relationship Building
  • Career Planning & Job Hunting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Positive Thinking & Winning Attitude
  • Communication Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Resume Writing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Decision Making
  • Listening Skills
  • Time Management

Each soft skills core competency workshop is 1.5 hours with a 30 minute assessment. 10 hours in the field include but are not limited to: Mock Interviews Visits to the Workforce Escarosa Career Center Search for openings Visits to SSTI’s Career & Workforce Readiness and Preparedness Resource Room Career Counseling Career Fairs Federal Bonding Program Visiting clothing closets for assistance

Class Size

15 (minimum) - 20 (maximum) Program Requirement

All 15 workshops and 15 assessments must be successfully completed before obtaining a Certificate of Completion.