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A three-year vocational training programme for students with intellectual disabilities
The "Diploma in Working Skills" is a three-year programme for people with learning difficulties to develop employment skills. Both professional and social competences are taught during the training. The programme takes place on the university campus and students have access to all extracurricular activities on site.
Andres Bello University, Socio-labour training programme in a university setting, Chile
Support in transition to adult life
The School-to-Community Transition Initiative aims to improve the quality of transition planning and transition services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This goal is achieved by identifying successful programmes that can be replicated nationwide within The Arc’s network of local and state chapters.
The Arc of the United States, Support in transition to adult life, United States of America
Job-matching based on coaching for students with disabilities and company-partnering
The participating talents receive coaching and make contact with interested companies. Companies gain know-how in the field of inclusion and employment of people with disabilities. Since the start of the programme in 2016, 130 students and 45 companies have completed the self-financed programmes.
myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH, myAbility Talent® Programme, Austria
Pharmacy specialized in employment and services for deaf people
Since taking on the first deaf apprentice in 2008, the Vienna-based pharmacy has now trained two and employed a third deaf pharmacist. In addition, sign language courses were offered for hearing staff. For customers, the pharmacy offers barrier-free health information, including videos in sign language.
Marien Pharmacy, Training and counselling for deaf people, Austria
Public-Private-Partnership connecting jobseekers with disabilities to employers
The aim of the initiative is to build partnerships to connect people with disabilities with meaningful, livelihood-securing jobs. Jobseekers are assisted in their employment goals, while companies are connected with pre-screened, qualified candidates and are provided with support for diversity hiring.
MOPD NYC - Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities New York, NYC: ATWORK, United States of America
Comprehensive job-creation model from East Europe expanding internationally
The self-funded programme assists people with disabilities to acquire soft skills and professional abilities. Jamba also works with employers and operates a job matching platform. Launched in 2017, by 2020 Jamba has trained more than 590 people, has 58 partner organizations, and has more than 2,000 candidates in its database.
JAMBA - Career for All, JAMBA - Career For All, Bulgaria
Launching a specialized microfinance bank for women with disabilities
Equitas helps women with disabilities to establish their own business by providing microfinancing solutions without collateral. To this end, Equitas has founded Equitas Small Finance Bank and provides trainings on developing businesses and finding marketing possibilities. Between 2008 and 2016, more than 14,000 women received microfinance loans.
Equitas Holdings Limited, India
Ecological car washing service employing a majority of people with disabilities
SecoChile is an eco-washing service for cars, where most of the employees are people with disabilities. There are 45 registered (corporate) customers, serviced by 300 employees nationwide. The income is 15 per cent above the minimum wage in Chile. In 2019 a home-washing service was implemented.
SecoChile, Seco Chile, Chile
Comprehensive support to entrepreneurs with disabilities
FSC Inserta, has established entrepreneurship as an option for people with disabilities. Support includes counselling, training, guidance, and financial assistance. Some 1,500 entrepreneurial projects have been supported since the programme’s founding in 1988 and approximately 5,000 persons have received support.
ONCE Foundation, Entrepreneurship Programme FSC Inserta, Spain
Large-scale support for employers who have to meet a quota of employees with disabilities
Helm assists employers by short-listing suitable candidates, identifying the required accommodations and ensuring that employees maintain their jobs by on-the-job training and regular follow-up with both the employee and employer. Between 2014 and 2017 Helm has worked with more than 250 companies.