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Spring 2023 training opportunity: Minnesota Customized Employment (MN-CE)

We are pleased to announce the next round of Minnesota Customized Employment (MN-CE) training, which begins April 18. This highly interactive 40-hour virtual course is available for students and auditors at no charge. Students complete a full discovery process, while auditors gain knowledge on customized employment.  

The course covers each step of a CE discovery process: conducting CE job development, completing a job analysis, and coordinating employment supports.

Before you register for the course, you must watch a pre-training video that outlines course requirements.

If you register as a student and are completing a discovery process with a job seeker, a mentor will be assigned to work with you throughout the course. Make sure the job seeker is prepared to begin the discovery process by April 18. If you need a discovery referral, check your current services or contact your local Vocational Rehabilition (VR) office. You may also request a discovery referral when you register for the course (though a referral is not guaranteed).

Upon registration, you will receive a letter of acceptance into the course and the Zoom training links to download to your calendar. The course has been approved for 36 CRC credits or 40 CEUs.

Course details

The course includes nine training sessions over a span of 14 weeks. Sessions are held on Tuesdays from 1 to 4:30 pm (with no sessions in July).

Session dates:

  • April 18
  • May 2
  • May 16
  • May 30
  • June 13
  • June 27
  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15

Participants who complete all nine sessions will receive an Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) certificate with an emphasis in Customized Employment. This national credential is required for any practitioner who obtains funding from VRS or SSB (in addition to passing a subsequent competency review process through VRS).

For additional details, check out the course flyer (PDF).

How to register

The course is limited to 60 participants. Priority will be given to staff from agencies that are ending sub-minimum wages and those that provide services in locations with limited CE capacity, including the south and east metro. If the course is full, you will be given priority for a second course held from September to December.

To register, contact Accommodation requests are due by April 10.

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