TMG Employment Resources
Everyone deserves to find meaningful work. Having access to the right resources and training is an important part of finding a job that you enjoy. One of the biggest resources you have is your TMG IRIS Consultant. Even if you aren’t yet sure what type of job you want to do, but know that you want to work, talk to your IRIS Consultant. Together, the two of you can map out how to get started. TMG has gathered many resources, training programs, and tips to help you be your best in the workplace. You can access these great resources by clicking on the titles below. Good luck with your job search!
IRIS Employment Toolkit
This toolkit is the first step in helping you figure out where you want your job path to go! This hardcopy workbook helps you figure out what type of work you want to do, what resources are there to help you, where you can find support, and how to prepare for your job search. This is not available online, so ask your TMG IRIS Consultant to print out a copy of the IRIS Employment Toolkit for you!
APSE is a national organization that supports employment first, and has provided a huge list of resources for people with disabilities who are looking for meaningful work.
Smart employers know the value of including people with all different types of abilities in their workplace. This job board is specifically for people who have a disability, and allows employers from across the United States to share information about a wide variety of jobs.
JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS
A national program that provides on-the-job-training for young adults with disabilities, Project SEARCH has local sites across Wisconsin. Each location is led by an employer partnering with schools, support services and the State of Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Program participants gain valuable work skills by working in different jobs at real places of employment. This gives them a place to find out what type of work they are interested in. Project SEARCH provides a chance to try different types of work and support in finding permanent work.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) supports people with disabilities with their job goals throughout Wisconsin. DVR counselors can to help you discover what type of work best fits your talents and how to get training for that work. DVR helps you find a job, gives support for starting a business if that is your interest, and provides potential funding for accommodations, job development and supports for community employment.
While we hope everyone’s employer treats them fairly and follows the law, if you do find yourself being discriminated against in the workplace, it’s important to know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, how to advocate for yourself, and how to find the help you deserve.