Employment and Assessment Services

Soft Skills Training

Soft skills help individuals get along with others at home, at school, and at work. People use soft skills every day when talking to someone, working with someone, making a decision, and more. Employers like to hire people with good soft skills. So, how are good soft skills developed? Through practice!

By the end of this training, participants will learn more about…

  • Communication skills
  • Demonstrating a positive attitude
  • Being a team player
  • Networking your way to success
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Being professional

This training is recommended in a group setting and is available for both youth and adults.

Community Living Assessment

Community living assessments help participants and their families determine the best living situation for a participant and independent living areas to continue building skills in. Recommendations address a variety of issues that may include housing options, community resources, transition planning, and remedial skill development. Assessments can take place at SVRI, at the participant's current residence, or within the community.

  • Assess activities of daily living, including: Cooking, Cleaning, Meal Planning, Shopping, Health/Safety, Budgeting, Transportation, and Knowledge of Community Resources.
  • Activities are done within a fully functioning apartment lab setting.
  • Assist with determining best living situation and areas to continue building skills.
  • Vocational skill sets can be assessed as well, upon request.

Contact Us

Beth Biederman
715-232-1410 (Voice)

SVRI Contact Information

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Referral for Services

101 Vocational Rehabilitation Bldg
221 10th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751
Map and Directions to SVRI

Staff Directory

DVR Eligibility:
Toll Free: (888) 223-9479
(715) 232 - 5529

Toll Free: (800) 228 - 5457
(715) 232-1410
Email: svri@uwstout.edu

Online Training

CRC Exam Preparation Workshop
January 4 - March 1, 2018
May 17 - July 12, 2018
August 9 - October 4, 2018

Wheelchair Clinic 

Call  (715) 232-1379
for additional information.