Minnesota Rehabilitation Association

Promoting Ethical and State of The Art Pratice in Rehabilitation


(All Day Training)

JPD Mission:

To advance employment for all persons with disabilities through the identification and dissemination of information.To enhance the skills of job placement professionals and vocational rehabilitation counselors.To promote the improvement of career and job placement opportunities for persons with disabilities.To cooperate with other organizations and professionals who share the goal of maximizing the potential of persons with disabilities.

Benefits of Being a JPD Member

  • To belong to a national organization of job placement professionals
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Quality trainings
  • Networking opportunities with other vocational rehabilitation professionals
  • Inside track on industry information in the Vocational Rehabilitation field
  • Monthly meetings with training opportunities
  • Professional publications
  • Direct from Capitol Hill legislative updates
  • To experience National rehabilitation conferences
  • Being part of shaping the future of job placement
  • Scholarships for trainings
  • Professional growth and development
  • FUN! FUN! FUN!

JPD is also a Valuable Association for:

  • Public and private rehabilitation placement professionals
  • Business and industry representatives
  • EEO officers and human resource managers
  • Vocational rehabilitation professionals
  • Job coaches and job developers
  • Workers' compensation and insurance specialists
  • Any group or individual concerned with return-to-work issue



It’s getting to be award season! JPD is currently looking for nominations for JPD Placement Person of the Year and Employer of the Year Nominations! This is an great way to recognize outstanding Placement Professionals and excellent Employers. All winners will be announced at the Fall MRA Awards Banquet ceremony.

We will be looking for nominations in the following categories:


JPD Placement Person of the Year  - 

JPD Member Placement Person of the Year

Non-Member JPD Placement Person of the Year


Empoyer of the Year Nominations -

Small Metro Employer (under 100 employees)

Small Non-Metro Employer (under 100 employees)

Large Metro Employer (over 100 employees)

Large Non-Metro Employer (over 100 employees)


Lori Sterner Award -

Nominate someone who you believe  should be recongized for their contributions to the field of Job Placement and the advancement of Employment of persons with disabilities. 


If you have questions regarding JPD contact:

Kelly Kennedy

Career Consultant

Minnesota Career Solutions
Cell: 612-547-9513 Fax: 952-223-6151

PO Box 191 ~ Elko-New Market, MN 55020