Vocational Evaluation Services

Discover job options in the community that work for you and your needs

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Job Options

Work with an evaluator to research and test out jobs and find a good fit for yourself.

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Real Local

Rise offers opportunities at real local businesses, not simulated work environments.

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Find the
Right Fit

Discover a career that works for your needs and preferences.

What is Vocational Evaluation?

Rise and the State of Minnesota offer paid work or vocational evaluations to eligible job-seekers who have limited work experience and workers hoping to re-enter the workforce. A Rise team member supervises the worker, ensuring quality work. Evaluations broaden an individual’s work experience. Staff also learn more about a person’s performance and abilities.

Key Features

  • Explore career options in different settings
  • Develop an accommodation and needs plan
  • Many different sites integrated
  • Evaluation at real local business (not simulated)

Career Field Options

Rise offers tryouts in a wide variety of career fields, including:

  • Retail
  • Clerical / reception
  • Production
  • Data entry
  • Food service
  • Activities (child care, senior care)
  • Janitorial

Partner Business Examples

We partner with well-known companies throughout Minnesota, including:

  • Walgreens
  • TJ Maxx
  • Global Health Ministries
  • Arby's
  • Mikros Engineering
  • Compass Childcare
  • St. Therese Senior Care

How to Apply

Step 1

Identify the correct
program for you

Step 2

Reach out to learn more

Step 3

Fill out the paperwork and get started!



Hennepin, Anoka, Washington Counties

East Central &
Central Minnesota

Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright, Kanabec, Pine, Chisago, Mille Lacs, Isanti Counties


St. Croix County