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Training Series

For Job Seekers

For Employers

For Service Providers

Choose the topics that interest you. Each module stands alone.

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Trainings at a Glance

Training Series

Job Seekers

Employers

Service Providers

1. Disability Training – Understanding Disability

Yes

Yes

Yes

2. New Perspectives in Business: Self-Employment Training

Yes

Yes

Yes

3. Human Resource Training Series: Disability in the Workplace

   x

Yes

  x

4. Way to Work! Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

   x   x

Yes

5. 2nd Chance Training Series

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disability-Benefit Planning Webinars

Yes

 

Yes

Self Employment Webinars

Yes

Yes

Yes

Descriptions of the Trainings


1. Disability Training–Understanding Disability

A primary goal of One-Stop Centers is to assist customers in finding jobs and advancing their careers. The Workforce Investment Act established the core concept of "universal access," meaning One-Stop services must be readily accessible to a wide range of customers, including persons with disabilities. The high unemployment rate for persons with disabilities is the highest of any segment of the population. Approximately 1 in 7 people in the United States have some type of disability, representing a significant portion of potential One-Stop customers.

Registration is not required for this training.

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2. New Perspectives in Business: Self-Employment Training

This online training series is designed to support service providers and people with disabilities who are entering and reentering the work force or who are seeking relevant self-employment opportunities.

The motivational format of the training will help individuals with disabilities gain personal insight, realize readily available resources, and determine a plan of action toward achieving self-employment or employment goals quickly and effectively.

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3. Human Resource Training Series: Disability in the Workplace

These are self-paced trainings you can take online at your convenience. The information in each instructional module is presented in a narrative format with a variety of multimedia features designed to enhance the learning process.

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4. Way to Work! Expanding Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

We also offer a series of trainings for service providers, and they have a wealth of informaton for employers. Choose the topics that interest you; each module stands alone.

Basic – Understanding Disability

Intermediate – Workplace Disability Law

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5. 2nd Chance Training Series

In serving the ex-offender population, this training will provide you with a foundation for implementing an effective recidivism based re-entry program.

2nd Chance Training Series

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Webinars

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These trainings are developed in partnership with the EmployABILITY program of the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department, created in collaboration with the Los Angeles City Workforce Investment Board, to create career empowerment for persons with disabilities.

Employability Partnership       Workforce Investment Board       Work Source California Building Business and Careers

 


The Disability Services Management Program Courses at Grossmont College

Courses for people working in the field of disability, whether it be in a day program, vocational support, group home, supported living, health professions, etc..., these courses are jam-packed with the latest information to facilitate person-centered, respectful support of people who experience disability, from instructors who are active in the field and passionate about empowering their students to stand out as the best in their profession.

Course work can lead to Residential Services Specialist Certificates from San Diego Regional Center, or Certificate of Achievement or Associate of Science Degree in Disability Services Managemen. The Disabilities Services Management (DSM) program at Grossmont College is the first stop on Interwork Institute’s Career Ramp, which leads to a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and then on to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.

If you have any questions about the Disability Services Management program or the courses in general, please contact Janice Goforth-Melroy by E-mail: janice.goforth@gcccd.edu or Voicemail: 619-644-7000 EXT: 3488