CARF Exemplary Rating from CARF For over 30 years, MSS has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the international accrediting body for rehabilitation facilities. Our 2012 accreditation included an “exemplary” rating for the development of eTrac®. Exemplary ratings are reserved for programs that go far beyond the requirements outlined by CARF’s rigorous standards.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to CARF’s high standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation is subjected to a rigorous peer review process that requires the organization to demonstrate that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable. eTrac was singled out by the team of peer surveyors as worthy of the organization’s highest national rating.

Century College Century College Certification Century College has certified the eTrac® vocational curriculum as part of its Continuing Education program, Minnesota’s largest provider of Continuing Education and Customized Training. In certifying eTrac® in December 2012, examiners said: “This educational program was found to be well designed and strong in both its curricular structure and instructional technique. An examination of the computer-based courseware revealed it to be well suited to its intended audience and interesting in its approach.”

Examiners evaluated eTrac® against six certification criteria and eTrac passed all criteria with flying colors. The examiners concluded: “In short, the eTrac® program is well resourced, well designed and professional. It represents the quality associated with Century College.”

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities evaluated eTrac® and identified many opportunities for using it to further employment among people with developmental disabilities, a group that has the highest unemployment rate in the United States. Colleen Wieck, Executive Director of the Governor’s Council noted: MN Governor's Council “The six module program focuses on developing and building soft skills, the skills that are common to all work environments and all types of jobs. Accessibility and ease of navigation were considered at the outset, and the immediate feedback feature helps to assure that skills are acquired and the purpose of each module successfully achieved.

The fact that this is online training, eTrac® can also improve computer skills and confidence in working in a technology environment. eTrac® was designed for many audiences and can be used not only by individuals with developmental disabilities, but also job coaches, either independently or as a team. Since each of the modules is standalone, one or more can be used to support the employment goals of the individual and the skills needed to meet those goals.”