The College of Employment Services provides online courses designed for people who explore, develop and support the employment goals of people with disabilities. This training is a powerful resource that can help equip people with the skills and competencies needed to provide employment services.
Please fill out the DirectCourse request form to sign up for courses from the College of Employment Services. After you submit the form, you will receive an e-mail with detailed enrollment instructions within a few days.
The College of Employment services has over 40 hours of training available for learners developed by the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Individuals and organizations can customize learning plans based on their unique needs and preferences with support from experienced learning administrators from the Department of Human Services, the University of Minnesota and Elsevier DirectCourse staff.
A full list of courses offered by the College of Employment services can be found in the eCatalog.
Topics of interest include:
Foundations of employment services
Performance and coaching support
Strategies for job development
Matching job-seekers with employers
State and federal employment policies
Free and low-cost options
The following people may access DirectCourse accounts for free:
People with disabilities and their families
Direct support professionals and caregivers
Professionals who serve people with disabilities
State, county and tribal nation employees
Organizations may access learner and administrator accounts for free or low cost, based on the number of people they serve:
Organizations that serve nine or fewer people with disabilities may access for free.
Organizations that serve 10 to 100 people with disabilities pay a $500 licensing fee per year.
Organizations that serve 101 or more people with disabilities pay a $2,950 licensing fee per year.
Licensing fees for organizations include:
On-demand support directly from DirectCourse staff
Administrative permissions that allow organizations to:
Customize learning plans for their staffs
Create and assign modules
Document individual training competencies
Generate organizational training reports
Access many additional functions of the learning management system