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Meaningful Employment for all People with Disabilities

Unified Work Academy helps people with disabilities – and others – gain the soft skills needed for career success! Our interactive courses are available both virtually and in-person and are led by our exceptional trainers, featuring dynamic group discussions and interactive activities to ensure active participation. The best part? All our courses are offered completely FREE, made possible through grants and generous funding.

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Career Skills 1 (Virtual)
May 28, 30, June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 2024 (T/Th - 8 sessions)
Class Time: 9:00AM
- 11:00AM

Facilitator Orientation: May 14 - 9:00 - 10:30 AM CST

Career Skills 1 (Virtual)
May 28, 30, June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 2024 (T/Th - 8 sessions)
Class Time: 3:00PM
- 5:00PM

Facilitator Orientation: May 14 - 3:00 - 4:00 PM CST

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Multiple Courses, Accessible Formats

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Virtual Academy

In Virtual Career Skills 1 & 2, our engaging instructors teach via Zoom to groups of participants gathered with an in-person facilitator. Each course typically spans approximately 16 hours over 8 sessions. Note: It is advised (but not required) that participants complete Career Skills 1 first.

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Mobile Academy

We bring our courses to you by partnering with host organizations throughout Minnesota and beyond. The full in-person course is 16 hours long and can be scheduled over consecutive days or spread across multiple weeks. The minimum class size is eight participants, however, 10-15 is ideal. We are also available for custom, abbreviated sessions on a topic of your choice from our menu of options.

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Participant Outcomes

Not only are our courses fun and interactive, but they consistently make a difference.

Let Us Support Your Work

If you have questions about our courses or want to explore hosting an in-person course, please contact Ryan Anderson at 651-999-8206.



We’re here to provide clarity and insights into how our courses can empower individuals in their career journeys. Read on to find answers to some common queries:

1. Who is the target audience for the courses?

Our courses were designed with a specific focus on individuals with disabilities, who often face barriers to entering the workforce and accessing career opportunities. However, we believe that the benefits of our classes extend to EVERYONE, regardless of disability status. If you’re seeking to enhance your confidence, self-awareness, communication skills, and other soft skills, our courses are a valuable resource. While our classes are designed to accommodate a wide range of individuals, it’s important to note that those who require constant, one-on-one support and are unlikely to work independently might not find the classes suitable. We’re always available for a conversation to determine the best fit for your situation.

2. Are the courses really free? How?

Yes, all our courses are currently provided free of charge. This is made possible through a combination of government funding, grants from various sources, and generous donations from our supporters. We’re committed to removing financial barriers and making our courses accessible to as many individuals as possible.

3. None of the upcoming courses work for us, are there any other options?

We understand that scheduling constraints can sometimes pose challenges. Our priority is to make our courses accessible and accommodating. If the current course schedule doesn’t align with your needs, we’re more than willing to explore alternative solutions. Reach out to us, and we can discuss the possibility of scheduling a future course at a time that suits you. Additionally, we’re open to exploring custom course options tailored to your organization’s requirements. Our aim is to provide you with the support and resources you need to succeed.

At Unified Work, we’re dedicated to fostering inclusive career development and empowering individuals to achieve their fullest potential. If you have more questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to support you on your journey to career success.

Building Important Skills

Building Important Skills

Unified Work Academy is a great course to help job seekers build important skills needed to succeed in employment. The trainers provide a fun and welcoming environment that helps the participants feel comfortable to engage in discussion. I have seen participants gain so much confidence and find their voice after completing this course. I highly recommend it! – Chloe Tralle, Udac 

CEO of Your Own Life

Meet Steve, a Career Skills Alumni.

Our job skills training for adults with disabilities program is instruction-led live training with principles based on adult learning through interactive exercises on how to understand and apply soft skills. Participants will build personal and professional development tools that improve productivity, job satisfaction, and retention.

Our courses are tailored to the participant’s abilities and aspirations to help deliver lifelong career skills. MDI’s career skills program supercharges workplace vitality throughout our community.

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