College of Employment Services

We believe in accessibility and equality for all New Mexicans. To support our mission, we offer the College of Employment Services (CES), an online training course.

CES is designed for current employment specialists who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 15 weeks, you will learn competencies outlined by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educator’s and the Certified Employment Support Professional exam.

For a limited time, the course is free. To learn more, contact Brittany Edwards-Sharpe at BSharpe@salud.unm.edu or Dominique Nunez at DENunez@salud.unm.edu

Who Can Register

The course is open to anyone in New Mexico who wants to learn about employment best practices. We created this course for busy professionals such as:

  • Case managers
  • Day program staff
  • Job coaches
  • Residential staff
  • Supervisors
  • Vocational rehabilitation staff

Register for CES

Registration is available for several weeks leading into a new semester.

What You Will Learn

The CES Training consists of 11 self-paced learning modules. In total, the modules are equal to 26 hours of content. You will need to attend four two-hour long Zoom meetings each on a different topic.

The online modules cover the following topics:

  • Foundations of Employment Services
  • Funding Employment Services
  • Principles of Career Development
  • Networking
  • Using Work Incentives to Increase Self-Sufficiency
  • Strategies for Job Development Part 1
  • Strategies for Job Development Part 2
  • Business Perspectives
  • Job Creation
  • Performance Coaching and Supports Part 1
  • Performance Coaching and Supports Part 2