Employment First Massachusetts

subscribe to our E-News

Newsletter archive.


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

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.

Current Trainings

Online

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.

  • when: March 1, 2018–December 31, 2018
  • Cost: Free

Online

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.

  • when: monthly
  • Cost: Free

In-Person

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.

  • when: November 6
  • Cost: $20

In-Person

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.

  • when: September 11 & 12, or December 4 & 5
  • Cost: $40

In-Person & Online

Job Coaching and Support Strategies (2 days or online)

This workshop focuses on job training and support strategies.

  • when: October 16 & 17
  • Cost: $40

Online

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.

  • when: November 1–30
  • Cost: $20