VESTA training classes are designed to help you learn new skills, practice old ones, and stay up-to-date on what’s new in VESTA. The Partnership Center, Ltd. (PCL) provides both one-on-one worksite-training and in-house (PCL) instructor-led training courses to help you better serve your clients. Whether it is direct front-line work with clients, project supervision, or sharing your data-supported stories; VESTA training classes will help you learn how to use VESTA more effectively to achieve your goals and those of your clients.

Brand New to VESTA? If you have never used VESTA, there is a basic introduction designed just for you:

VESTA 101 – a one-on-one training session at your worksite. It introduces you to VESTA, and teaches you the basic skills necessary to navigate VESTA, including —user access and security, searching for clients, entering client information and services, client consents, and more! VESTA 101 should be scheduled by calling PCL’s techsupport at 513-891-4016 x 336 or emailing

Gone through VESTA 101 but need more? Within 90 days of your initial VESTA training you should take:

The Power of Together – an interactive group training that provides users with a better understanding of VESTA as a community level database, with a strong focus on homeless and housing projects and emergency assistance and stabilization in VESTA. Classes are scheduled regularly. Check the schedule and sign up now.

Ready to learn more? Stay current and continue to develop your VESTA skills by signing up for additional training options. Check out the class descriptions and register here.

BASIC Level User Training:

Power of Together – This 1 hour and 15-minute class is an interactive group session designed as a follow up to the 1-on-1 training received when you first started to use VESTA. Recommended to be taken within 90 days of first starting to use VESTA. The training covers basic VESTA policies and procedures, how client consent works, project types, understanding homeless certification and ends with a “scavenger hunt”. Bring all your questions – trainers will help you with anything that has caused you pause over your first 90 days of use.

Students & Interns – This training is a basic 2 hour class provided for students and interns.

MEDIUM Level User Training:

Case Plans – Are you a worker who needs to do a case plan with persons experiencing homelessness? If so, this 1 ½ hour class provides hands on experience learning some best practices, how to use the case planning tool in VESTA and how to use supporting tools like the Self-Sufficiency Matrix, Assessment form and Budgeting form.

Introduction to Reports – This 90 minute class focuses in on accessing and understanding the reports in VESTA. There are over 200 reports available in VESTA. You will learn how to access them, generate them in VESTA, and understand the many different ways reports can be generated from the same data set with different results.

ADVANCED User Training:

Advance Data User Academy – This is an intensive 6 hour class designed to train advanced data users in the FLEXO system which is built into VESTA and allows skilled users to query their project data themselves. The hands-on course trains users on how data the relational data in the system is collected, stored and may be reported on. FLEXO enables users to create custom reports for your organization and project on the data entered in VESTA. An application is required to be completed by the training applicating and authorized by the Executive Director. Prerequisites to training include: completing VESTA 101, Power of Together, Introduction to Reports and a have achieved a Reports post test score of 85% or higher. There is a $50 non-refundable training fee for this class, which includes lunch.

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Past Training Class PowerPoint presentations

HMIS Data Standards Training 2017

VESTA Chronic Homelessness 2016

Cincinnati COC System Performance Measures 2016

Introduction to Reports

Power of Together