(a)  Primary Service. Employment and training support services are services provided as part of an individual service plan to enable appropriate individuals to secure paid employment or training leading to employment, including basic education and continuing education. Services include counseling to explore with the individual his current readiness or potential for employment and to assess the feasibility of seeking training or employment in relation to the total needs of the family; providing information about and referral to educational resources, training programs, and possible sources of employment; and counseling and information to encourage and support the individual's employment objectives with respect to such topics as grooming, how to apply to appropriate resources, employer expectations, and constructive resolution of work related problems. Also included is arrangement for or provision of general and specialized diagnostic tests and evaluations to assess the individual's potential for employment and any limitations which affect employment or training. Transportation, when needed to enable individuals to make application and interview for employment and to participate in training leading to employment, may be provided on an optional basis.

(b)  Components. None.

(c)  Resource Items. At provider option, payment for resource items may be provided to facilitate the provision of employment and training support services. Resource items include tuition, supplies, and rental or purchase of books when needed to assist in meeting the usual expenses of obtaining vocational training, basic education, or a high school education or its equivalent in public or private technical institutes or community colleges; lunches, uniforms, and subject to state office approval, tools and other equipment necessary to enable individuals to accept training or employment when such items are not otherwise available.

(d)  Target Population. Individuals who are unable to obtain or retain adequate employment.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. February 8, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1979; July 1, 1979; October 1, 1978; October 1, 1977;

Transferred from T10.43D .0208 Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.