Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Training people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities for ICT jobs
itworks is an NGO based in Netanya, Israel, focusing on inclusive job-creation in the ICT-sector. It has developed the Technology Accessibility Program (TAP) for people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities. This consists of technological education, soft skills training, and job placement in quality assurance (QA), helpdesks, and similar positions. From its launch in 2011 to 2020, itworks has trained more than 230 people with disabilities, 74 per cent of whom have found work.
“I graduated from the itworks programme and now work for a subsidiary of IBM!”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Technology Accessibility Program (TAP)|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|