Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Transforming sheltered workshops to offer vocational training and employment support
The Sohwa Aram Centre is a vocational rehabilitation service and social enterprise based in Gwangju. In 2017 it launched Job Plus to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It focuses on transforming sheltered workshops into vocational rehabilitation agencies that can support people from high school into employment. The project provides internships, short term work experience, and support services. From 2018 to 2020, 34 participants found employment through the project.
“If businesses, schools, and vocational services play their role, people with disabilities find work.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Job Plus|
|Organisation:||Sohwa Aram VR Centre|
|South Korea – Gwang-ju Metropolitan City|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|