Employment First Massachusetts

subscribe to our E-News

Newsletter archive.


We Believe

  • Everyone can work.
  • Everyone has the right to earn a living wage in a job of their choosing, based on their unique talents, gifts, skills, and interests.
  • Employment is a way for people to achieve their personal dreams of success, respect, control, and choice.
  • Having a job can be an important part of one’s self-identity and value in society today.
  • Everyone should be paid at least minimum wage.

MPTE

The Massachusetts Partnership for Transition on to Employment (MPTE) is a five-year project to improve labor market participation on for youth and young adults served by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

Learn more>>
Card image cap

Current Trainings

November 6
Strategies for Discovery and Career Planning (1 day)

This workshop focuses on strategies to assess a job seeker’s employment goals, abilities, interests, and capacities.

Cost: $20

In-Person
November 1–30
Earnings and Benefits: Using Social Security Work Incentives (online only)

Many job seekers worry about losing their benefits when going to work. This training provides an overview of how earnings impact Social Security benefits.

Cost: $20

Online
Nov 26, 2018
10:00 AM EST
Foundations of Community Employment: November 2018

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Online
November 29
Community Based Day Supports: Maximizing Individualized Community Participation

This one-day training will focus on building CBDS staff skills and competencies to assist individuals with disabilities to have meaningful experiences in the community informed by their interests and goals. Topics covered include an overview of how employment and day services have evolved & impactful legislation, the role of CBDS staff in supporting more meaningful inclusion, person-centered approaches and discovery to develop a personal profile, informed choice and effectively supporting individuals in the community.

In-Person
December 4 & 5
Job Development and Business Engagement (2 days)

Developing job opportunities and finding the right job match in an ever-changing economic environment places increasing demands on employment professionals.

Cost: $20

In-Person
Dec 20, 2018
10:00 AM EST
Foundations of Community Employment: December 2018

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Online
Jan 29, 2019
10:00 AM EST
Topic: Foundations of Community Employment: January 2019

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Online
March 1, 2018 – December 31
Foundations of Community Employment (online) - Option 1

This course begins with an overview of community employment, including current social, political, and economic changes that are leading to expansion of opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

If you are working towards your ACRE Certificate or would prefer to have more time to review this content, register for this online course instead of the webinar.

Cost: Free

Online
Monthly
Foundations of Community Employment (webinar) - Option 2

This course begins with an overview of community employment, including current social, political, and economic changes that are leading to expansion of opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

If you prefer a live presentation attend this webinar instead of completing the Foundations of Community Employment online course.

This webinar does NOT qualify for the required course towards your ACRE Certificate. You need to take the Foundations online course for the ACRE Certificate.

Cost: Free

Online