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New LEAD Center Self-Paced Trainings Now Available!

September 26, 2018

The LEAD Center just launched self-paced trainings on popular topics, including Customized Employment, Guided Group Discovery, and Financial Literacy. Participants can learn at their own pace, test their knowledge around key concepts, and obtain a completion certificate for each course. If you do not already have an account, register now on the NDI Online Classroom to access the LEAD Center courses and take advantage of this new training opportunity.

  • Customized Employment: Moving Beyond the Basics – Build your understanding of Customized Employment and your ability to use this innovative proven employment practice with people you serve. This training explores how to use information gathered during Discovery to connect job seekers to a vast array of employment opportunities using an alternative approach to job development that is effective for a variety of job seekers with barriers to employment, including job seekers with disabilities.
  • Customized Employment: Success Through Partnerships – Continue to build your understanding of Customized Employment and learn about people who are involved in implementing WIOA, directly or as a partner. This training highlights successful implementation of Customized Employment practices, including Guided Group Discovery and Self-Guided Discovery, in different parts of the country and provides resources to assist in replicating Customized Employment approaches.
  • Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment – This course shares materials you can use to implement Guided Group Discovery through cross-system partnerships. You will learn about the many pilot projects in which Guided Group Discovery has been used, and hear from implementers from the public workforce system, their disability partners, and someone who has benefitted from the process. This course also discusses possible applications for youth and adults with disabilities, veterans, and people involved in the justice system who are seeking employment.
  • Financial Literacy and the Workforce Development System – This training features representatives from the Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), the City of Louisville’s Metro Community Services workgroup on Workforce and Financial Empowerment, and DOL’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Presenters share financial literacy tools and resources to integrate within your workforce development services to equip the individuals you serve with the financial knowledge they need to improve their employment and economic advancement outcomes.