Essential Elements of Customized Employment (CE)
The philosophy of CE is one of a “no fail process”. The model is about helping people with significant disabilities achieve employment in inclusive settings and earn
fair wages — CE assumes everyone can work. The individualized approaches are successful where other methods have left job seekers behind, and employers realize
solutions for unmet needs.
A Customized Employment Success
Cesar Majalca and his service provider, Margaret Sanderson, demonstrate the power of Customized Employment. After interviews of people who knew and understood his strengths, Cesar’s talents were revealed and matched with a local employer’s business needs resulting in a maintenance assistant job offer.
“He would give you everything — I only needed to show him a couple of times how to do something, and he would complete the task on his own. That kid is a hard worker, and he will do whatever you give him to the best of his ability.” – Becky, Cesar’s High School Track Coach
NOW AVAILABLE! Customized Employment Specialist Training
The Colorado Office of Employment First (COEF) is excited to bring you this training opportunity in partnership with the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Colorado Customized Employment Collaborative.
Customized Employment (CE) Training participants in will engage in an interactive learning experience that includes live sessions, On-Demand coursework, and individualized mentoring. CE Specialists are trained and certified in Discovery, Customized Job Development, and Work Related Supports and receive an ACRE certification upon completion of the course.
Customized Employment Training is FREE to Colorado Service Providers and also available to out-of-state participants. Click here for dates and registration information.
Customized Employment Learning and Practice Communities
The purpose of the community is to provide an opportunity for collaborative learning and professional development, through shared knowledge and experiences of Customized Employment. This community is intended for Employment or Direct Service Professionals, Supervisors, VR Counselors, Case Managers, and any other interested parties. The community meets every other month September 2022 – May 2023 virtually on Zoom. Click here for dates and registration information.
For more information about Customized Employment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.