General Training Information

On a wide range of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices, the Colorado Office of
Employment First (COEF) has resources, subject matter experts and trainers available to assist.

Training to
Meet Your Needs

Job seekers, families, services providers, employers — experience the range of topics.

Subject Matter Expertise

COEF trainers have years of experience in the field and in their areas of expertise.

COEF COVID-19 Response

Employment /COVID-19 webinars since April are archived. See links below.

An Overview – Customized Employment & Training/Certification

Disability Benefits 101

Embracing Disruptive Technology and the Future of Employment

Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Employment Opportunities – A Panel Discussion with Colorado’s Employment First Leaders

Assistive Technology 101

Transition – Higher Education to Employment

Trauma-Informed Care in Uncertain Times

Concepts of trauma-informed care within the context of the present day, COVID19 Reality

Leading Colorado in Discovery Services

Importance of Discovery within the Customized Employment program and shared experiences using the approach.

Introduction – CO Office of Employment First

COEF and COVID-19 Response

Families and Residential Providers

Resources to Support Job Seekers

Benefits Counseling

Benefits Counseling and COVID-19 Including Information on Economic Impact Payments

Reframing Supported Employment

What is the Future of Work?

Employment Services During COVID

 Providing Services to People with Behavioral Health Disorders during COVID-19

Adapting Employment First Efforts to COVID-19

Supporting Individuals with Disabilities During the Stay-At Home Period and Beyond

Check out our other training options!

COEF has in-depth, performance-based training offerings on Customized Employment and Individual Placement and Support as well as upon request workshops on Employment First philosophy, Benefits Counseling, Youth and Family Education, and Supported Employment.

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The Colorado Office of Employment First sits under JFK Partners, the state’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, a program of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Its creation was envisioned by Colorado Employment First Advisory Partnership (EFAP), a multi-state agency and stakeholder-led collaborative, and was made possible, in part, by funding from the Colorado Legislature and generously matched through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).

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