The course will cover these topics and more.
- Supported Employment / Customized Employment
- Job Development
- Business Research
- Employer Relations
- Job-seeker Representation
- Employer Concerns
Learning Objectives: After taking the course a participant will be able to:
- Discuss research findings related to job development and individuals with disabilities.
- Evaluate skills, formulate and implement an action plan that will lead to personal improvement and growth.
- Identify typical employer concerns associated with hiring individuals with disabilities and indicate how you would address them.
- Formulate questions to ask an employer to learn more about the organization and its needs.
- Formulate a description of a jobseeker to share with a potential employer.
- Evaluate your job development tool kit.
- Describe ways to broaden your business connections.
- Describe strategies to research a business.
- Discuss ways to make a positive first impression.
Lesson One: Research, Values, and Mission
Lesson Two: Invest in Yourself
Lesson Three: Get ready and Get Set Before You Go!
Lesson Four: Making Business Connections
Course Lectures: Pam Targett
- Research, Values, and Mission
- Invest in Yourself
- Get ready and Get Set Before You Go
- Making Business Connections
Course Structure: The course consists of four lessons; each lasts one week. A new lesson is made available every other Monday morning by 9:00 a.m. E.T. The course web site is always available, and a participant may log into the course at any time in order to view content, listen to the lectures, and complete the assignments. Each lesson will require 4 hours of staff time to complete. Please note that our online offerings are intensive, and we do not recommend taking more than one of these courses concurrently.
Course Credit: A participant can earn 1.6 CEUs or 16 CRCs upon course completion. Also, a certificate of completion will be issued to a participant who completes all course assignments.
Technical Requirements: A participant's computer must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software), and Flash Player (free software). A participant will be able to log on to the course at any time of the day and access the audio lectures. Each person MUST have an individual e-mail account. If the individual does not already have an account, a free one can be set up through http://www.hotmail.com. We send updates on the course activities and feedback on course activities through e-mail contact. A participant must be able to receive and send messages in order to benefit from this online experience.