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What is the College of Employment Services?

The College of Employment Services (CES) offers courses built around a nationally recognized set of competencies from the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). The courses support staff by providing guidance on finding and maintaining meaningful employment.

The CES Course Catalog includes courses on:
  • Business Perspectives
  • Employment for People with Disabilities and Criminal Histories
  • Employment Services for People with Mental Health Disabilities
  • Foundations of Employment Services
  • Funding Employment Services
  • Job Creation
  • Networking
  • Performance Coaching and Support, Part 1
  • Performance Coaching and Support, Part 2
  • Principles of Career Development
  • Strategies for Job Development, Part 1
  • Strategies for Job Development, Part 2
  • Ticket to Work
  • Using Work Incentives to Increase Self Sufficiency
To download the course catalog and view descriptions of the courses listed here, visit the DirectCourse Course eCatalog website.

College of Employment Services in Rhode Island

The Sherlock Center at Rhode Island College, in collaboration with the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at UMass Boston, is delivering the state’s first blended learning opportunity for supporting meaningful employment. Using online content from the College of Employment Services in tandem with coaching, field work, assignments, and webinars, learners will earn an ACRE certification upon completion.

Learners will be assigned a coach from outside of their agency and will be supported in their completion of the online coursework, fieldwork assignments, and webinars. The course will include approximately 50 hours of online coursework, 3 hours of webinars, and nine fieldwork assignments.

Download the CES ACRE Certification Course Description WORD image 16 kb WORD

Fieldwork Assignments for CES ACRE Certification

Throughout the CES ACRE Certification coursework, learners will complete nine fieldwork assignments as described in the course description WORD image 16 kb WORD and the fieldwork guide WORD image 14 kb WORD. The resources needed to complete each assignment are available for download below.

CES Fieldwork Assignments
Assignment 1
Assessment Tool for Career Planning
PDF image 44 kb PDF
Finding the Right Job
WORD image 19 kb WORD
Interest and Experience Inventory
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Assignment 2
Vocational Profile
PDF image 35 kb PDF
Assignment 3
Chronological Resume Sample PDF image 58 kb PDF
Combination Resume Sample PDF image 44 kb PDF
Functional Resume Sample
PDF image 84 kb PDF
Assignment 4
Placement Plan
PDF image 35 kb PDF
Assignment 5
Employment Goals
PDF image 23 kb PDF
Networking Log
PDF image 145 kb PDF
Profile Sample
PDF image 47 kb PDF
Questions to Ask Employers
WORD image 59 kb WORD
Assignment 6
Business Outreach Sheet
WORD image 36 kb WORD
Job Task Sheet
WORD image 35 kb WORD
Assignment 7
Task Analysis Recording Sheet – Blank Template
WORD image 16 kb WORD
Task Analysis Recording Sheet – Example
WORD image 17 kb WORD
Assignment 8
Job Aid vs Training Analysis Worksheet
WORD image 63 kb WORD
Assignment 9
Workplace Culture Survey
PDF image 141 kb PDF

Registering Learners for CES ACRE Certification

The Sherlock Center for Disabilities is currently running the CES ACRE Certification. If you are interested in learning more and/or registering learners from your agency for a future CES ACRE Certification opportunity, please contact Tony Antosh.

All CES ACRE coursework is due July 31, 2017.

In-Person Training Opportunities

Additionally, the Sherlock Center on Disabilities offers an in-person ACRE certification training series, as well as various “mini-series” to focus on a single skill area. To learn more about this program and current offerings, visit the Supporting Meaningful Employment webpage.
DirectCourse Contacts

Register Learners for CES ACRE Certification
Tony Antosh, Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities

Register Learners for DSP Certification
Tony Antosh, Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities

Donna Martin, Community Provider Network of Rhode Island

Add and/or Update Learners
Lindsay Scarpaci, Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities

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Lindsay Scarpaci, Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities

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Olivia Sullivan, Elsevier/DirectCourse

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