Employment and Training

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS):

Helps people with disabilities to achieve their employment and independent living goals. These services are available through Minnesota WorkForce Centers across the state. To find a Minnesota WorkForce Center close to you, call toll-free,1-888-GET-JOBS. Website - Rehabilitation Services

State Services for the Blind (SSB):

Strives to foster the achievement of vocational and personal independence by persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. Website - SSB

Minnesota WorkForce Center System (WFC):

The Minnesota WorkForce Centers and numerous affiliate sites that make up the WorkForce Center System across Minnesota provide the tools, resources, and services you need for your employment, training, and related workforce development needs. The 50+ Minnesota WorkForce Centers represent a unique partnership of employment and training organizations that reflect the needs of each community. Workers, employers, students, and those looking for a first job or returning to the workforce will find that nearly all services are offered at no cost. Each Minnesota WorkForce Center houses a Resource Area that operates similarly to a public library. To find a Minnesota WorkForce Center close to you, call toll-free,1-888-GET-JOBS or visit the Minnesota WorkForce Center Website.Website - WFC

Ticket to Work (TTW):

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is designed to help people with disabilities go to work and become self-sufficient. Most adults on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs will receive a “Ticket” in the mail from the Social Security Administration (SSA). They can use this Ticket as a voucher to obtain employment-related services from either state or private vocational providers. Services may include vocational assessment, training, job placement, job coaching and other assistance needed to prepare for, obtain or maintain employment.

The Ticket program is coordinated on the national level by an organization, called Maximus. For more information and for a list of Ticket providers in your area, click on this link: Website - yourtickettowork.com

See also, the Work Incentives Connection's fact sheet on the Ticket to Work program.