Career Interest and Skills Evaluation

CISE is an assessment process that allows clients or students to experiment with 16 different types of occupations while Trendline staff document their interest levels, skills, and challenges.  The process is also used to test different support strategies to see which ones work the best for which types of jobs. 

1.   The client or student

performs tasks in as many as 16 jobs or occupations in realistic situations in a single location.


2.   Trendline staff support

the individual by modeling steps, showing videos of steps, giving verbal instructions, using picture sequences, or providing written checklists.

3.   Trendline staff collect

data about the individual's enjoyment of each task, performance of each step, and effectiveness of each type of prompt or support.

4.   Daily wrap-ups are used

to discuss findings with the individual and his/her team.  

5.   Staff create final

products including a full report of all findings, a set of action steps that will help the individual attain additional training or employment in a field that will fit his/her strengths and interests, and an electronic portfolio that documents the individual's CISE experience. 

6.   The individual can

continue with Trendline Consulting Employment Services or staff can help bridge to other providers. 


In all, these 16 jobs or occupational areas include 90 different tasks and assess more than 200 gross motor, fine motor, sensory, cognitive, language, and interpersonal skills.  Trendline staff use the results to find "best fit" jobs and educational experiences within the consumer's community and to plot a path forward toward fulfilling employment.


CISE sessions can be scheduled more or less intensively to complete the process in as little time as 1 week or in as much time as 3 months. 

The lead for our CISE project is Erik Henderson.  Please contact Doyle at TrendlineENH@gmail.comfor more information. 

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