ICI: Institute for Community Inclusion

Organizational Address:  ICI, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA  02125

Contact Person: Cecilia Gandolfo

Contact Person Phone Number:  617-287-4342                                        

Contact Person Email Address:  cecilia.gandolfo@umb.edu

Name or Title of ACRE Training: Innovative Employment: Comprehensive Training Series for a Natl. ACRE Certificate

Description of ACRE Training Program:

6 days (8:30 to 4) PLUS an online Benefits course (6 hour equivalent) for a total of 42 hours of training plus fieldwork. Typically done as days 1-2, a 3 week break for fieldwork and the online Benefits class, then days 3-4, a 3-week break, then days 5-6. Each trainee gets a comprehensive training manual.

Day 1: Foundations of Community Employments Including Partnerships to Promote Employment (6 hours)

Day 2: Getting to know your job Seeker & Planning for Success (6 hours)

Days 3-4: Exploring Employer Needs & Developing Quality Matches (12 hours including time in the community to practice skills)

            Days 5-6: Training & Support Strategies (12 hours)

            Online Training: Instructor Led 6 hour equivalent on: Understanding Social Security Work Incentives

While we are based in Massachusetts, we can arrange to have trainers come to another state to offer training to your group.

Training Format: 
Hybrid: Online/Face-to-Face