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Employer-driven job creation for people with intellectual disabilities
The KLAPjob project forms partnerships with various companies to identify and advertise jobs in the open labour market. People with intellectual disabilities are then helped to choose and apply for the most suitable job for them. Between 2014 and 2019, KLAPjob has successfully supported people into 3,684 jobs.
Lev - Inclusion Denmark, KLAPjob, Denmark
A variety of approaches to create jobs for people with visual impairments
The first phase started in 2007 and focused on technology to increase the learning potential of students with visual impairments. From 2012 to 2013, the emphasis was on vocational preparation, technological applications and advocacy for inclusive universities. 117 people found employment through the programme.
ICEVI - International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, Nippon Foundation Higher Education Project, Cambodia
Full-time, unlimited jobs in facility management
Chance B is an NGO and social service provider operating in rural areas of Styria, one of the nine Austrian states. Among its services, the organization offers employment and housing support. Through its Hausmasters programme, it provides full-time employment for approximately 60 people with disabilities.
Chance B Holding GmbH, Hausmasters Dienstleistungs GmbH/, Austria
Focusing on employer needs and creating hundreds of jobs for young people with intellectual disabilities
The SETI Centre was founded by Caritas Egypt to provide vocational preparation and training to youth with intellectual disabilities. From its beginnings until 2016, the SETI Centre has placed over 500 youth with disabilities in various types of jobs as well as supported 300 of them to start their own businesses.
SETI Centre for Training and Studies on Disability, Egypt
Building bridges to multinationals and Russian companies
Perspektiva has developed a two-phase model that offers people with disabilities pre-employment support and internships as well as follow-up assistance. In its close cooperation with the Business Advisory Board on Disability (a public institution), the project supports approximately 500 young persons with disabilities per year.
Perspektiva - Regional Society of Disabled People, Russia
How to successfully apply for jobs in the public and private sector
Participants go through an evaluation process, which is summarised in an employment profile. Afterwards, training is recommended to complement existing interests and skills. Job placement is carried out using a special job-matching software, which is also available through the Ministry of Labour and private partner companies.
Saraki Foundation, Project “Effective Labour Inclusion”, Paraguay
A whole IKEA department run by persons with disabilities
alsterarbeit is a social enterprise providing jobs for people with disabilities such as gardening, carpentry, packaging, IT, and gastronomy. In June 2014, the organization entered an agreement with IKEA to run the recovery department of IKEA at the Altona store in Hamburg, creating 30 jobs for people with disabilities.
alsterarbeit, Cooperation with IKEA, Germany
Fighting unemployment from two sides: with training centres and by influencing legal frameworks
4J sets up centres as a public-private partnership to provide vocational training for young people with disabilities from rural areas and places them in companies. Due to State Government participation in the programme, Y4J has been able to influence the legal framework towards pro-disability policies.
Youth4Jobs Foundation, Centre for Persons with Disability Livelihoods (CPDL), India
Rotary employment partnership
AACL connects individuals with developmental disabilities to the jobs created by Rotarians and assists the employers to sustain employment by maximally utilising natural supports. In 2012 there were over 30 clubs in Alberta involved and more than 200 jobs had been created with an average wage substantially above the minimum wage.
Alberta Association for Community Living, Rotary employment partnership, Canada
Alternative ways for successful job applications
Since 2013, ECDD has been collaborating with public vocational training colleges on the "Inclusive Skills Training and Employment Programme for and by Persons with Disabilities" to facilitate training opportunities for people with disabilities, including with intellectual disabilities. By 2016, ISTEP had assisted more than 1,500 beneficiaries.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Ethiopia