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NC Division of Vocational RehabilitationDVRS

Training Programs

Automotive Services

Auto Services

Consumers train in an environment that provides classroom instruction along with hands-on experience. Our consumers perform routine maintenance on our fleet of vehicles, as well as vehicles from local automobile dealerships and individuals. Consumers receive experience performing tasks such as full-service oil changes, battery maintenance, tire maintenance, transmission service, cooling-system service, brake service, minor tune-ups, minor repairs, and car detailing. Employment opportunities exist in garages, auto dealerships and car washes.

Child Care

Consumers receive classroom instruction on safety regulations, CPR, lesson planning and activity preparation and implementation. Consumers also receive hands-on experience through internships at child care centers in the community. Consumers will also participate in the Child Care Credentials training to further enhance their skills and employability. Employment opportunities exist in child care facilities, after-school programs, church child care programs, the Boys and Girls Clubs and private homes.

Environmental Services

This program is designed for the consumer who would like to be a janitor, housekeeper or custodian. Consumers receive instruction and hands-on experience in: use of chemicals, chemical safety, general safety, dusting, dust mopping, wet mopping, vacuuming, bathroom cleaning, bio-hazard material identification and removal, personal hygiene, loading and unloading a housekeeper’s cart, storage of equipment, office equipment, office cleaning, window cleaning, servicing dispensers, and floor care.
Employment opportunities exist with hotels, motels, private homes, hospitals, military bases, offices, apartments, department stores, malls, restaurants, schools, and government buildings. Self-employment is also an option.

Food Service I Food Services

This course provides classroom introduction to food service, including hand washing, personal hygiene, kitchen safety, food safety, proper measurement techniques, menu planning, inventory control and receiving, and waiter/waitress training. Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, restaurants, nursing homes, and bakeries.

Food Service II

Food Service II provides hands-on experience in the proper techniques of food preparation, sanitation, handling, service and storage of food and personal hygiene. Our class provides lunch daily for consumers. Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, restaurants, nursing homes, and bakeries.

Grounds Maintenance

Consumers learn about the horticulture industry though hands-on training, classroom instruction, visual aids, and field trips. They receive work experience in mowing, trimming, edging, using a blower, planting, plant identification, and using chemicals. Employment opportunities exist with city parks and recreation areas, county, state and federal sites, subcontractors to restaurants, shopping malls, apartment complexes and residential services.

Light Construction Light Construction

Consumers learn skills to be employed as carpenter’s helpers, entry-level cabinetmakers or construction laborers, primarily through hands-on training. Consumers build projects and gain additional experience in the construction of homes for Habitat for Humanity. They learn measuring, safe use of hand and bench tools, uses for wood in building, work area safety and personal protection equipment safety. Employment opportunities exist with residential and industrial contractors in building or remodeling homes or commercial buildings, and cabinetmakers.


Masonry training includes safety, tools, and building with brick, block and concrete. Consumers learn through classroom instruction and hands-on projects how to build steps, patios and brick foundations. They also learn to read basic blueprints. Employment opportunities exist with general contractors and sub-contractors, as well as with self-employment.

Personal Care Aide

This course is designed to prepare the consumer for a career as a Personal Care Aide. Consumers receive classroom and hands-on training in first aid; CPR; monitoring pulse and blood pressure; assisting with bathing and dressing; rehabilitation activities; and daily living skills such as meal preparation and light housekeeping. Consumers also participate in clinical training at local health care facilities. Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and private homes.

Printing I Printing

Through hands-on work from a variety of customers, consumers are exposed to equipment and methods used in a professional printing environment. They learn to set up and lay out jobs on the computer; make plates for the presses; set up presses; collate, bind, and staple books; print envelopes; and make note pads and ID badges.

Printing II

This course includes image generation and manipulation, as well as design layout. The class prints brochures and pamphlets and business cards for state agencies and individuals. Consumers training in this area practice customer service skills by learning to take orders for, process, package and distribute print jobs. Employment opportunities exist with print shops, copy centers, photo shops and newspapers.

Welding Welding

Consumers are taught following the American Welding Society Standards for entry-level welders. Consumers also learn basic shop mathematics, blueprint reading, cutting processes, plasma arc cutting, and workplace safety. Welding methods that consumers may learn include stick, MIG, TIG, flex-cored arc, and oxy-fuel welding. Employment opportunities exist in the construction industry, factories, metal shops and automotive shops. Ready NC Connect NC