New Assessment Explores Entrepreneurial Interests

We’ve added a new assessment to the INSTRC Transition Assessment Matrix. Our thanks to Ryan Thompson from Adams Wells Special Services Co-op for his help creating this one. The assessment, an “Inventory of Entrepreneurial Interests” works well for students from Amish communities in northeast Indiana, but it should also work well for students who are interested in developing skills that could be valued in communities throughout the state.

The assessment lists 25 different areas of interest, from baking and buggy wheel repair to tailoring and woodworking. Some of these interests could lead to self-employment opportunities. For more self-employment information and resources, see the self-employment resource page on the Center on Community Living and Careers’ website.

Send us an email at to let us know if the new assessment is helpful for your students, or let us know if there are other skills you would like to see added to the list. We’ll update the inventory as needed.

Reminder: Next week, Wednesday, April 7, you have two opportunities to connect with INSTRC staff. Drop in (virtually) for Transition Portfolio Office Hours from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, or join us for our monthly Transition Talk at High Noon, Eastern Time. For more information, visit the INSTRC Training and Transition Portfolio Office Hours pages on the INSTRC website.