Oregon’s Employment First Initiative


This website is transitioning to the DHS Employment First training page at http://iworkwesucceed.org as of December 2017. Please visit the Training & Technical Tab on I Work We Succeed for continued training updates and calendar information.

— The EF Implementation Team

Please click here for the official DHS Employment First website

This website, operated by the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment, contains information about supported employment training, events, resources, and local Employment First teams.

The Oregon Employment Learning Network (OELN) 2016-2017 will continue to focus on providing participants with core supported employment professional training.  These trainings help employment professionals meet Oregon’s employment professional core competencies.  Three core training workshops will each be offered in different areas and times throughout the state. Each training session is a two-day seminar.  While training is open to all professionals, priority will be given to employment professionals.

Click on the Links below or the Event Calendar above to Register

Introduction to the History of Supported Employment, Discovery, and Person Centered Employment Planning

Job Development and Marketing

Systematic Instruction and Follow Along

Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives

If you have questions regarding OELN trainings, contact Emily Harris, emily@gowise.org

Mini Grants are now available for Employment First Teams! For more information, please contact Brandi Monts at brandi@gowise.org

Click here for more information about upcoming APSE CESP Exam opportunities

Click here to link to the registration for APSE CESP Exams.

If you have any CESP questions, please contact Jenny Crook at jenny@gowise.org.

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