IT'S EMPLOYMENT TRAINING

Due to popular demand, IT’S EMPLOYMENT is launching its training series again. It is designed to support vocational rehabilitation staff and related partners in the supporting improved employment services and outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities who receive services through vocational rehabilitation agencies.

This training series is self-paced, with online training modules that have been developed based on research and promising practices. Each module is equivalent to two hours of learning and CRC credits will be provided. Participants can take just one module, a few or all depending on their professional development needs. A new topic will be offered each month and will be available for one month. Facilitator guides for each course will be available to support group learning and discussions.

These courses are offered free of charge but registrations is required. Registration is now open. Once you register for one module you will be able to access all subsequent modules as they are made available.

Upcoming Trainings & Courses

Training Series: Supporting Employment Services and Outcomes for People with Intellectual Disabilities [Download the flyer

The IT’S EMPLOYMENT training series is designed to support vocational rehabilitation staff and related partners in supporting improved employment services and outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities who receive services through vocational rehabilitation agencies. This training series offers self-paced, online training modules that have been developed based on research and promising practices. Each module is equivalent to two hours of learning and CRC credits will be provided. Participants can take just one module, a few or all depending on their professional development needs. A new topic will be offered each month and will be available for one month. Facilitator guides for each course will be available to support group learning and discussions. These courses are offered free of charge. Registration is now open. Once you register for one module you will be able to access all subsequent modules as they are made available.

Family Engagement and Employment Success (December 2021)

People with intellectual disabilities often have highly involved families and care givers in their lives. This module will address ways to include families in the employment development process, while continuing to maintain a focus on self-determination and person-centered planning. Supporting employment services and outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities 

Approved for 1 ethics & 1 general CRC credit

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Best Practices in Career Planning and Assessment (January 2022)

Effective career planning and assessment is critical in helping people with intellectual disabilities find meaningful, well matched careers. This module will explore best practices in career planning, workbased learning strategies as well as the key elements of Discovery and how it can enhance the career planning process.

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Financial Well-Being (February 2022)

Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to work requires an understanding of the job seekers financial needs and goals. Working with job seekers and their families to integrate considerations for financial well-being and the impact of work on public benefits can be complex. This course will introduce approaches as well as resources to help people with intellectual disabilities to have the opportunity to work to their full potential. This course includes a basic overview of public benefits systems commonly utilized by people with ID.

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Comprehensive Course: Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [Download the flyer]

IT’S EMPLOYMENT is pleased to offer an online, instructor-led course to support vocational rehabilitation staff and related partners in facilitating improved employment services and outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities who receive services through vocational rehabilitation agencies. Our Winter Comprehensive Course will run from February 1 through April 8, 2022. In this course, you will learn important knowledge and skills to effectively support job seekers with intellectual disabilities throughout the employment process. You will have opportunities to interact with instructors and other participants through discussion boards, field work assignments, reflections on best-practices, and opportunities for practical applications. We will introduce a new course lesson each week. You can work through each lesson at your own pace, but you MUST COMPLETE all coursework by APRIL 8, 2022.

 

The Winter Comprehensive Course includes the following modules:

» Competitive Integrated Employment: Establishing Expectations

» Cultural Humility and Family Engagement

» Learning About an Individual and Building A Career Plan- parts 1 and 2

» Business Engagement Practices and The Dual-Customer Approach

» Thinking Outside the Box: Creating Opportunities for Individuals with IDD

» Planning for Job Success

» Transition Services and Coordination to Support Competitive Integrated Employment

» Supporting Financial Literacy and Well-Being

You can register for this course starting on January 7, 2022. This course is free of charge. It is worth 27 CRCC credits (20.5 general and 6.5 Ethics credits). You can receive CRCC credits when you complete this course. We encourage states to convene collaborative learning teams, but each participant must register individually. Supporting employment services and outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

Register by January 28, 2022.

 

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