JPD Mission

Engage in advocacy, networking, training and mentorship to enhance the skills and knowledge of employment professionals whose efforts focus on the career development of persons with disabilities.

Professional Networking

Opportunities to connect with other vocational rehabilitation professionals in the field.

Development Trainings

JPD provides several professional development trainings throughout the year. Members received discounts and advance notice about these trainings.

Leadership Opportunities

Getting involved with MRA JPD is an excellent way to learn more about the Job Placement field, learn and develop best practices, and develop your own skills within your field. There are opportunities to serve at leadership levels within the organization!


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An interactive virtual training for work coordinators

2021 Sessions
All sessions will be offered via Zoom

March 9-10, 2021
8:30AM – 12PM

What you will learn:

  • Best Practices for establishing strong relationships with businesses
  • The importance of understanding the labor market, including the hidden job market
  • Building relationships with businesses, incorporating a variety of tools and approaches
  • How to determine the right employer-job seeker match, including follow-up strategies to ensure a good job match
  • Different hiring incentives for businesses
  • The importance of trust in partnering with businesses
  • How to deal with challenging situations with job seekers / employers

Come prepared to engage in this interactive learning opportunity.

We will have activities and breakout rooms throughout the training.

Who should attend:

Work coordinators who provide job placement services to persons with disabilities


$100 Registration Fee is being sponsored by MN Vocational Rehabilitation Services for school staff

Register HERE for March 9-10

To inquire about any other accommodations, please contact

JPD Board Meeting Dates via Zoom:

February 18th 2021 9AM

April 15 2021 9AM

June 17 2021 9AM

August 19 2021 9AM

October 21 2021 9AM

December 16 2021 9AM

Please contact for Zoom link.

Nationwide Collaboration.

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