Online Training in Customized Employment

The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (CfEE) and CBI Consultants were pleased to make ten Advancing Inclusive Employment training bursaries available for practitioners to complete the Introductory Training on Customized Employment Level 1 online course, delivered by CBI.

This introductory training provides employment and career practitioners an understanding of the processes and practices involved in Customized Employment leading to inclusive employment.

The bursaries support ten employment and career practitioners in selected WorkBC Centres in the northern and interior regions of BC. CfEE received a high volume of applications from staff in several Centres and after reviewing the applications carefully, the bursaries were awarded to the following ten practitioners:

  • David Dean, Fort Nelson
  • Heidi Germann, Creston
  • Jennie Hilder, Invermere
  • Diana Jex, Smithers
  • Sandy Labermeyer, Merritt
  • Jill Martins, Fort St. John
  • Theresa Pelton, Clearwater
  • Shannon Thom, Williams Lake
  • Sarah Thorne, Valemount
  • Dylan Zorn, Grand Forks

Congratulations to the recipients and thank you to everyone who submitted an application!

More information about the Level 1 online training as well as other levels of training in customized employment and other areas can be viewed on the CBI Consultants website. The blog post of the recent webinar on Evidence-Based Practices Promoting Inclusion and Customized Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, hosted by CfEE and presented by CBI, displays a list of additional customized employment resources near the end of the recording and in the slides, all of which can be viewed here.

The Making It Work conference, held in Coquitlam on June 3rd and 4th, included a session from Annette Borrows (Douglas College) and Kirsti Inglis (Developmental Disabilities Association) on customized employment as well. Materials from that presentation can be accessed here.