Apprenticeship works for job seekers looking to punch their ticket to the middle class and for businesses seeking skilled workers who can thrive in the global economy. The US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has just released a video series featuring apprentices with and without disabilities (Recruits) and their apprenticeship sponsors (Sponsors) in high-growth industries like information technology, healthcare, and marine engineering. These apprentices and their sponsors show how #ApprenticeshipWorks for them and how it can work for other job seekers and businesses across the country. #ApprenticeshipWorks for everyone.
View the videos here: https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/Apprenticeshipworks-video-series.htm. Videos are available in English and Spanish with full captioning and audio introduced version.
40 Hour Supported Employment CORE Training
LSUHSC-Human Development Center (HDC) in collaboration with Louisiana APSE is providing statewide Employment Specialist Core Training. This 40 hour training meets LRS vendor training requirements and Medicaid Employment provider rules. It incorporates APSE’s CORE Supported Employment Competencies and includes three full days of classroom instruction and fieldwork assignments. Class hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The fee for this class is $350.
(If you would like to schedule a Core training in your region, please send an email to Sue Killam, M.Ed.)
–>> Click here to register for 40 Hour Core Training <<–
5.0 Hour SE Continuing Education Training
These training classes, co-sponsored by Louisiana APSE, meet LRS/LWC and OCDD guidelines for Community Rehabilitation Providers and their staff. Each of these classes counts as 5.0 hours of Continuing Education for LRS/LWC, OCDD, and CESP renewal accreditation. The LRS requirement for staff for renewal of vendorship is 20 hours every three years. Each class takes place on one day scheduled from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. The fee for these classes is $75 per training class.
(Please send an email to Sue Killam, M.Ed. if you would like to schedule any additional 5 Hour SE Training Classes in your region)
New Orleans at LSU HDC, 411 South Prieur Street, Classroom #452 (View Map/Get Directions)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – SE Policy, Funding & Process
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – SE Assessment, Job Development, Matching & Placement
Thursday, April 19, 2018 – SE Job Site Training & Benefits
Alexandria at The Arc Rapides, 1700 Ashley Avenue (View Map/Get Directions)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – SE Policy, Funding & Process
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – SE Assessment, Job Development, Matching & Placement
Thursday, May 17, 2018 – SE Job Site Training & Benefits
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The Nutrition is for Everyone Louisiana (NIFE LA) welcomes Jenry Schorling, LDN, RD, as a Deputy Nutrition Ambassador. Jenry will help with the development of accurate and appropriate nutrition education materials disseminated through the project. She will also consult with the NIFE LA team on nutrition education curriculum being developed in partnership with Special Olympics Louisiana which is piloting an 8-week nutrition and physical activity curriculum starting later this month. Read more…
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Please Join us for Our Next Professional Learning Event featuring
Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden!
Everyone Can Count: RtI/MTSS to Improve Math Proficiency for All Learners
Did you know that math proficiency is a powerful predictor of college enrollment and completion? Too many children struggle to master important math skills, closing doors along the path to long-term school and career success. This session will provide a brief overview of key elements of effective core mathematics instruction, describe how to collect and interpret screening data, and give attendees the “how to” in implementing and sustaining classwide mathematics intervention. Videos and free web-based resources will be shared.
In conjunction with the Human Development Center, Data-Based Conferences will be bringing a team of national experts to back to New Orleans on Thursday and Friday, April 12th and 13th, 2018. This conference will be the 4th in New Orleans, where in previous years 300-plus educators from across the country have come to learn about pragmatic and research-based practices within a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RTI). This year promises expansions of last year’s MTSS content with particular attention to trauma-related mental health interventions, dyslexia, diversity in team building, and severe disruptive behavior. More information can be found in the attached brochure and registration can be found at www.dbcconferences.com.
WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2018 to Friday, April 13, 2018