TDI's mission is to promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce by connecting job seekers with disabilities that we have prepared for employment to businesses in the community that have a need for their unique skills, talents and abilities.
This module explains how to properly use the bus system as a means of transportation to and from interviews, work, etc. Parts of this module include bus schedules and routes, how to ride the bus, paying your fare, going beyond the end of the line, being alert, trip planning and how to read a bus schedule, fares, bus training, and other resources/services.
This module introduces you to the concept of career assessments and their value in relation to finding employment. Parts of this module include discovering interest areas, locating work in order of importance, and ascertaining transferable work skills, as well as defining potential barriers to successful employment.
This module describes the correct procedure for completing employment applications for potential employers. Parts of this module include introduction to job applications, application basics, types of applications, application glossary, completing a sample job application, finding prior employers, and following up on your application. Parts of this module include tips for completing job applications, and pre-employment testing.
This module describes the proper procedures and etiquette required when interviewing for potential employers. Parts of this module include types of interviews, showing this is a job you really want, presenting a professional appearance, what to do during the interview, following up after the interview, finding out about salary, and coping with rejection.
This module describes how to keep your job after you are hired. Parts of this module include the first day and days on the job, good job habits, time management, calling off sick, calling in late, and requesting time off.
This module is a continuation of the first module in relation to how to keep your job after you are hired and further elaborates on the concepts discussed in the first module. Parts of this module include reasonable accommodations, scheduling, benefits, deductions and your paycheck, your rights as a worker, dealing with stress and anxiety on the job, handling mistakes on the job, coping with change, responding to feedback, dating at work, and standard policies and procedures.
This module explains how to demonstrate positive attitudes and behavior to employers/potential employers. Parts of this module include following directions, self-awareness at work, building character in the workplace, understanding group dynamics, conflict resolution skills, understanding ethics, effective communication skills, active listening skills, six ways of using non-verbal communication skills effectively, differences in the workplace, being assertive (not aggressive), and characteristics of positive work relationships.
This module explains how to properly prepare cover and thank you letters. Parts of this module include correct formatting for and writing the cover letter, writing thank you letters to potential employers after the interview, and obtaining letters of reference.
This module explains how to make the necessary preparations to obtain employment. Parts of this module include establishing an email account, making sure you have the required ID, dress for success, dealing with criminal background issues, writing your 30 second commercial, drug tests, leaving your voice mail message for potential employers and 4 dozen reasons why you remain unemployed.
This module explains how to effectively and efficiently conduct your job search for potential employers. Parts of this module include where to find jobs, investing time in your job search, disclosure of your personal information to potential employers, and coping with stress.
This module is the continuation of the first job search module and further elaborates on how to effectively and efficiently conduct your job search for potential employers. Parts of this module include employment advertisements, job classifications, the correct script for performing a cold call to a potential employer, informational interviews, proper etiquette in regards to social media, job search tips for people with disabilities, and special groups.
This module explains what every worker needs to know in relation to their job. Parts of this module include establishing a bank account, employment related forms, payroll taxes and reporting your income, budgeting and maintaining quality of life, managing change, reading a map, finding community resources, and applying for unemployment.
Deaf Employment Series
These course were developed by Michigan Works and are geared towards individuals who are deaf and or hard of hearing.