MT INVEST Employment Specialist Training

Good News!  Starting mid-May 2018 CTAT, LLC will be offering the MT Invest online course for a registration fee.

MT INVEST is a joint project of the Developmental Disabilities Program and Vocational Rehabilitation, and is available to our employment partners and the public throughout the State of Montana!

Many of us know somebody that has a disability. Individuals with disabilities can face additional challenges to obtaining and retaining good jobs. To create an opportunity for that person to be most successful, there are several activities and/or steps to identify employment options that are a good match to the person’s skills, interests, and workplace preference (likes quiet or likes noise and activity for example). The curriculum and testing will help learners develop the skill of facilitating Employment Supports, as well as inspire and motivate employment staff to new levels of performance and professionalism. Whether you are helping a family member or friend, or whether you are or plan to be, an employment specialist professional: this information can help you bring successful results to those you are assisting.

The course consists of five sections, including resources and sample forms:

1. Introduction to Community Employment

2. Assessment for the Job Seeker

3. Job Development

4. Job Analysis, Training & Job Coaching

5. Long-Term Supports, Customer Service & Review

Each section will have a quiz, and then there is a final test after all sections have been completed and passed. For various reasons, enrollees MAY need proof of passing the FINAL test, so it is suggested you PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE after passing the final test (ask your employer). It will also be emailed to you, so make sure to keep it for future reference. After completing the training, you can still utilize the information, forms, or other areas as you need.

Please visit beginning May 10, 2018 to register for the class.  There will be individual registrations available as well as discounted group registrations.  If you have any questions about the course, please email Gayann Brandenburg at

Ultimately, our goal is your goal; to support the successful community employment of people with disabilities.