We provide employment training for job coaches, employment specialists, vocational rehabilitation service providers and vocational rehabilitation counselors.

The two-day training focuses on:

  • Assessment and discovery process
  • Employer relationships
  • Job development
  • Job carving
  • Job matching
  • Instructional strategies and supports essential for job success

Additional advanced trainings provide hands-on opportunities to observe and practice the techniques they are learning. Trainings are scheduled throughout the year and topics are based upon the needs of employment agencies. Each training accounts for 10 credit hours toward maintaining Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) accreditation for those who have already obtained their CESP certification through Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). Trainings are provided through a partnership by the South Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Center for Disabilities.