Job Developers Institute

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Upcoming Job Developers Institute: TBA

In Your Community:
Contact jdi@firstwork.org for information on how to bring the Job Developers Institute to your community.

“Today, the challenges and opportunities of the job developer are greater than ever, and the need for… services is felt more acutely by those we serve. Never has there been a greater need for job developers to take an intelligent, business-minded, proactive and revolutionary approach to creating employment opportunities in our local communities” – Denise Bissonnette

Job development plays an important and ever-increasing role in today’s employment agencies, yet little formal training is available to assist the job developer to become effective in his or her position. Combining 2-day face-to-face training with additional on-line study, the main purpose of this 45-hour certificate course is developing and maintaining strong employer relationships.

Professional Development for Job Developers

  • Learn the critical elements of job development
  • Advance your career with college-level learning (PLAR eligible)
  • Join a thriving online community of practice
  • Receive recognition with the Certificate of Completion

The Institute is based on a college-level curriculum and two days (9 hours) of face-to-face instruction. The Institute also offers an optional extended online component, involving active online discussions and weekly self-reflective assignments on your experiences as a Job Developer. Completion of the full 45-hour course provides participants with PLAR eligibility and a Certificate of Completion. Both seasoned professionals and new Job Developers will leave the training with a new outlook on the pivotal role they play in their organization’s success.

For more information on the Job Developers Institute, or to find out how to bring this college-level training to your community, please contact us at jdi@firstwork.org.