Exploring Self-Employment Beyond the Business Enterprise Program Training

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This course is designed for vocational rehabilitation counselors who, apart from the Business Enterprise Program, have limited knowledge about self-employment for VR consumers with blindness or low vision. Competitive integrated employment, customized employment, and the WIOA as they relate to self-employment are just a few topics discussed within this course.

This course is available for 1-hour of CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define self-employment and related terms.
  2. Explain competitive integrated employment.
  3. Identify some advantages and disadvantages of self-employment.
  4. Recognize some of the traits to look for to determine if self-employment is a good option for your consumers.
  5. Describe how the Small Business Development Center in your state can guide you and your consumers through the self-employment process.
Developed by the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University.
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