Job Training Programs
Career One Stop: your source for career exploration, training & jobs Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the American job center network.
American Job Centers: These centers, located in communities across the country, can help you learn about job training programs, financial aid to attend college or trade school and other help training for a job. Visit the American Job Center website or call 1-877-872- 5627 (TTY: 1-877-889-5627) to find your local American Job Center. Get information about education and training programs that can help you earn a certificate or diploma in a profession that interests you.
Get My Future: This website offers job training and employment information for youth. Learn how to find a career that meets your interests and skills and locate job training opportunities in your area. If you’re an adult who hasn’t completed high school, you may wish to take an Adult Basic Education class. These classes are free and held at local school, libraries and community centers. Find an Adult Basic Education class near you. This is an initiative under CareerOneStop https://www.careeronestop.org/GetMyFuture/default.aspx
Independent Living Centers (ILC): Your local ILC may provide job coaching, training and other career services. Contact your local Center for more information. https://www.ilru.org/home
Registered Apprenticeships: The Registered Apprenticeship system has been around for over 75 years. Using an “earn while learning” approach, you can get on-the-job-training and mentoring. Get answers to frequently asked questions about apprenticeships.
Find apprenticeship programs near you. Contact your state’s apprenticeship agency for more information. You may also want to watch the #ApprenticeshipWorks video to learn more about apprenticeship as a disability-inclusive career path. https://www.careeronestop.org/site-search.aspx?keyword=registered%20apprenticeships or https://www.apprenticeship.gov/
Ability One: This program has a network of more than 600 community-based nonprofit agencies that provide job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. https://www.abilityone.gov/abilityone_network/employment.html
Family Network on Disabilities: The information provided is sorted into different topic areas; Transition Starters, Independent Living, Self Advocacy and Self Determination, Community Involvement, College and Post-Secondary Education, Employment and Job Skills.
Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families. https://thinkcollege.net/
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living. The Texas Transition and Employment Guide is a living, working online resource tool. Legislative changes, input from parents, students, and stakeholders will be added as they become available. This online guide will continually be updated. https://www.transitionintexas.org/
Diversity Partners is a combination of both facilitated training and consultation, and online learning modules, that can help professionals find better employment opportunities for people with disabilities through improved business relationships. http://www.buildingdiversitypartners.org/
American Job Center Network is an online resource destination for people with disabilities, and employers. In addition, this is a resource for all key stakeholders who partner with the workforce system to provide services and programs to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. https://disability.workforcegps.org/
The H.E.A.R.T. Program (Housing, Entrepreneurship And Readiness Training) was founded to create new opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their potential. The H.E.A.R.T. Program provides education, job-training and jobs to low-income adults with developmental disabilities who reside within the city limits of Houston, Texas. The H.E.A.R.T. Program trains adults in skills needed to maintain any kind of employment, and we place a primary emphasis on skills utilized in the vending and concessions industries. A grant-funded program is available which makes the program available at no cost to the majority of participants, depending on eligibility. Other funding options are available as well. Please contact the H.E.A.R.T. Program manager to inquire about whether you or your family member would qualify. https://www.heartprogram.org/about-us/