Innovative Practices 2013 on Employment
Support for students with disabilities
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Support for students with disabilities|
|Organisation:||Johannes Kepler University, Linz/Institute Integriert Studieren|
Preparing graduates with disabilities for employment is considered an essential element of the Institute Integriert Studieren´s mandate. Social skills are imparted early, during studies, so graduates can confidently apply for highly qualified jobs. Acquiring on-the-job training during studies is viewed as central for successfully entering the employment world. The measures aimed at students (for example, specific training courses) are supplemented by a mentoring system featuring representatives from potential employers, as well as purposeful awareness-raising at Johannes Kepler University (JKU).
Originally a pilot project of the Austrian Ministry of Science, it has been adopted by the university.
IMPLEMENTATION IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES
According to the project managers, since the turn of this century similar centres have been set up or functions taken over at several universities in Austria, for example, at the Universities of Graz, Klagenfurt and Vienna University of Technology.
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