Empower employment professionals in their mission to guide individuals into the workforce.

Employment is more than a paycheck.  It is a path to building skills and relationships which contribute to professional and personal growth leading to an inclusive life in the community.  Some people with disabilities require support to achieve their employment goal.  The College of Employment Services curriculum is tailored to employment professionals who guide people with disabilities and other challenges into the workforce, providing a way for them to be more included in their communities.

Spanning more than 15 courses and 68 lessons, the College of Employment Services builds awareness, knowledge and skills to ensure that learners develop competencies to provide individualized and specific services.  The extensive array of courses include instruction on competitive, supported, and customized employment and ancillary topics such as funding and employment policy.

The College of Employment Services curriculum follows competencies developed by APSE and is approved by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE). Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credits are available to those who have their CRC Certification. This trusted training ensures that everyone at your organization delivers the best guidance throughout finding and maintaining meaningful employment.

This curriculum is written by staff of The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. For over 40 years, ICI has worked to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities to live an inclusive and integrated life in their communities.

Our trusted content is relevant, timely, and aligns with industry best practices so your staff can provide quality services and support every day.

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Surpass compliance and ensure competency.

Support your staff with the latest information built on national competency and ethics standards. New state and federal policy changes demand new guidelines for your organization. The College of Employment Services expert content is designed to help you go beyond mandated minimums and focus on setting the highest standards. Within the learning management system (LMS), you can build a permanent, verifiable record of training for your staff and feel confident they are ready to deliver the best quality support to meet and exceed state compliance.

Train efficiently and standardize support.

Standardized training and education help to improve your staff’s confidence and competence, which can lead to higher retention rates and improved outcomes. This training can help guide your employment professionals to match individuals with what employers are seeking. Enable learners to meet training objectives at their own pace, empower team leaders to mitigate risk, demonstrate compliance, and improve the learning process of every staff member. Training can be accessed at any time through the Elsevier Performance Manager (LMS), and supervisors can add customized content to integrate training into their learner’s current workflow.

Ensure your employment professionals can continuously improve the quality of support in finding meaningful careers for people with disabilities and other challenges.

Celebrate diversity.

As advocates for people with a variety of challenges, your staff demands training that addresses the diverse needs of the individuals you support. Empower your staff to pursue success stories for the people they support, and to promote the message of community inclusion for all, celebrating individuality.

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