This will explore the world of work including workplace social skills and
provide participants with the tools to obtain a job. This course will allow young people
to discuss and learn about rules and expectations in the workplace.
The course will include:

  • The creation of a data sheet, cover letter and resume
  • Practice with interviewing skills, including appropriate body language, and
    answering interview questions appropriately.
  • How to make follow-up calls
  • Writing thank you letters
  • Discussion on workplace culture, social skills and workplace dynamics.

Students will be given instruction and practice in hygiene, conflict management, acceptance of feedback, hidden workplace culture, gossip, use of technology, basic do’s and don’ts in the work environment, communication and other necessary skills needed to obtain and maintain employment.

Requirements: Transition – age youth (16 – 24) with a disability
Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11–August 3 from 12:30-2:15 p.m.
Cost: $10
Registration is required.   View, fill-out and return the Registration Form with payment. Registration fee is due by Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
Questions please contact: 
Rob Weigel: Email: robw@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3933 | Mail: Attn: Rob Weigel 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Please join SEMCIL Advocates for an informational workshop session regarding Special Education Services and the Individual Education Plan (IEP). This session will contain practical  information for parents of students with disabilites. SEMCIL advocates will be available following the workshop to answer questions.

Cost:  Free

Registration is required. To register or for questions please contact:
Kim Hicks:  Email: kimh@semcil.org | Phone: 507- 285-3917 | Mail: Attn: Kim Hicks 2200 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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Important new regulations under a federal law called the Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) require that individuals who are paid less than the minimum wage must be offered an opportunity to learn about the services and supports available to assist them in securing competitive, integrated employment. This conversation is designed to help you make an informed choice about whether or not to pursue competitive, integrated employment.

No Registration is required

Questions please contact:  Pat Shivers: Email: pats@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3907

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Important new regulations under a federal law called the Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) require that individuals who are paid less than the minimum wage must be offered an opportunity to learn about the services and supports available to assist them in securing competitive, integrated employment. This conversation is designed to help you make an informed choice about whether or not to pursue competitive, integrated employment.

No Registration is required

Questions please contact:  Pat Shivers: Email: pats@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3907

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Important new regulations under a federal law called the Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) require that individuals who are paid less than the minimum wage must be offered an opportunity to learn about the services and supports available to assist them in securing competitive, integrated employment. This conversation is designed to help you make an informed choice about whether or not to pursue competitive, integrated employment.

No Registration is required

Questions please contact:  Pat Shivers: Email: pats@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3907

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Important new regulations under a federal law called the Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) require that individuals who are paid less than the minimum wage must be offered an opportunity to learn about the services and supports available to assist them in securing competitive, integrated employment. This conversation is designed to help you make an informed choice about whether or not to pursue competitive, integrated employment.

No Registration is required

Questions please contact:  Pat Shivers: Email: pats@semcil.org | Phone: 507-285-3907

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We invite you to join your local legislators for a public forum on Health Care, Disabilities and Mental Illness. Local legislators will introduce themselves and speak briefly about health care policy as it relates specifically to mental health and disabilities. Then, audience members will be able to ask questions and/or tell their stories relating to the topic. If you would like to submit questions ahead of time or have a moderator read a question for you, please email jamesrechs@appmn.com.

No registration required.

Please direct questions to: James Rechs via email @ jamesrechs@appmn.com

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SEMCIL will host the monthly Region 10 CTIC Meeting.

To register or for questions please contact:
Kim Hicks:  Email: kimh@semcil.org | Phone: 507-  285-3917 | Mail: Attn: Kim Hicks 2200 2 nd ST SW Rochester, MN 55902

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Important new regulations under a federal law called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) require that individuals who are paid less than minimum wage be offered meaningful opportunity at least once a year to learn about services and supports available to assist them in securing competitive, integrated employment. We invite you to join us in a conversation designed to help you make informed choices about whether or not to pursue competitive, integrated employment.

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Important new regulations under a federal law called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) require that individuals who are paid less than minimum wage be offered meaningful opportunity at least once a year to learn about services and supports available to assist them in securing competitive, integrated employment. We invite you to join us in a conversation designed to help you make informed choices about whether or not to pursue competitive, integrated employment.

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