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Learning communities, sometime referred to as communities of practice, are groups of people who share a passion on a particular issue or topic that they know how to do and who work together to learn how to do it better.
The Minnesota Employment Learning Community is a group of people working to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. These outcomes include earning at least minimum wage and working in a job alongside people without disabilities.
We talk about this as “integrated, competitive employment”. During the course of this work, the Minnesota Employment Learning Community will:
The Minnesota Employment Learning Community is seeking additional members for the 2014-15 school year, to focus on employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 14 to 26.
Participants will be individuals with disabilities and family members, or from organizations that support integrated, competitive employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Typical participants for this learning community will be:
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Employment Learning Community and work together to achieve employment for people with disabilities, please complete the Statement of Interest Form. The form includes instructions how to submit (mail or fax) the application. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Support to prepare for and attend meetings is available to you if you are selected to participate in this group.
If you require help to complete this form, please contact Bekah Satre at Bekah.email@example.com or 651-431-5783.
Terms of the membership are one- or two-year terms. There is a maximum of three years of participation allowed.
Participating in the Employment Learning Community will involve approximately 4 hours per month:
Members who do not live in the metro area will be able to join the meetings by phone. More information will be made available at a later date.