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The Division of Employment and Training (DET) and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) support the professional development of all workforce development staff, the public, and employers for the purpose of improving the employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities. The DVR provided consultation in the provision of the Disability-related Training Series.
These online courses are free of charge. Some courses require registration through the DWD's Learning Center for Wisconsin.
Training goals include:
- Increase awareness of disabilities
- Improve ability to meet the needs of employees with disabilities
- Increase capability to recruit, hire and promote workers with disabilities
- Improve employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities
Learning Center for Wisconsin registration is required.
Instructions for Using Learning Center for Wisconsin
Click the + for details on registration and navigation.
1. If you do not have an account for Learning Center for Wisconsin or JCW, create one
Use this link if you need to create an account. http://dwdlearningcenter.wi.gov. If you have an existing account on jobcenterofwisconsin.com, use those log in credentials.
2. Log in to Learning Center for Wisconsin
Use this link to log in. http://dwdlearningcenter.wi.gov.
3. Use a keyword search to find the training
Use keywords found in the training title to find training, add it to your shopping cart, and checkout.
You will need to checkout even when there is no cost to view the training.
4. Check your email for instructions from the DWD Learning Center for Wisconsin
Follow the instructions from Learning Center for Wisconsin to access the training.
If you experience problems during the registration process, contact Cornerstone@dwd.wisconsin.gov.
Disability-related Training Series
Registration is required for access to the modules. Follow the instructions above.
Click the + for details about the modules.
Disability Awareness & Etiquette
Disability etiquette sets a respectful tone when communicating with individuals with disabilities. This module expands etiquette related to mobility issues and considers, also, etiquette for disabilities in general, including invisible disabilities. The following audiences may find this module useful: employers, workforce development staff, and the public.
Learning disabilities (LD) are frequently misunderstood. This module provides an overview of LD, explains the major types of LD, and provides ideas for accommodating them. The following audiences may find this module useful: workforce development staff, employers, and the public.
Other DWD-sponsored Training
Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace
Untreated mental health conditions can result in higher health care costs, increased absenteeism, and decreased productivity. Approximately one-fourth of the workforce is affected by some form of a mental health condition. This training was designed specifically for employers, supervisors, and managers. It will identify why mental health matters to business and identify mental health issues as they present in the workplace. The presenter provides strategies to help supervisors/managers address these workplace concerns.
Hmong Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity
This training expands awareness among Job Center staff, service providers, and employers about the obstacles of multiple barriers, including refugee status, cultural issues, and disabilities, to Hmong's employment. The training describes Hmong's perceptions about and experiences with disabilities, emphasizing how to provide more culturally sensitive and effective vocational services and employment supports to individuals of Hmong ethnic background. This presentation provides a historical background of Hmong former refugees in the U.S., including their immigration to and resettlement in Wisconsin. It discusses common cultural and linguistic issues that Hmong persons experience on a regular basis.