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Job clubs as employment entry points for people with intellectual disabilities
To get people with intellectual disabilities into regular jobs, Instituto Jô Clemente uses a model with three key elements: professional guidance (Work Club), employment development, and post-inclusion monitoring. The model has been designed as a low-cost practice and is funded by the participating companies.
Jo Clemente Institute, Professional Inclusion, Brazil
Vocational training and meaningful jobs for persons who are blind or visually impaired
The Nhat Hong Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired trains its students so as to enable them to join the open labour force as well as the supported labour markets in Ho Chi Minh City. The programme creates a personalized career plan that is not only tailored to the job search, but also to personal interests and skills.
Nhat Hong Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired, Career Training Programme, Vietnam
The projects include a series of activities led by disabled people to empower other disabled people. Among these were the first ever national survey of disabled people in senior jobs, the first network of disabled people in senior jobs and a guide written by and for disabled people, rooted in stories and evidence of "what works".
Disability Rights UK, People with disabilites career development, United Kingdom
A “sales unit” to connect Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the business world
To minimize the gap between Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the job market, Woord en Daad developed a model called Job and Business Services. Like a sales unit JBS provides regular market assessments, coaching and training for students as well as feedback from the job market.
Woord en Daad, Job and Business Services (JBS) model, Philippines
People with intellectual disabilities as project coordinators
CHANGE is a non-profit organization led by people with disabilities employing people with intellectual disabilities in open labour market conditions. The projects include a health and care strategic partner programme in cooperation with the National Health Service and a parenting support programme.
CHANGE, United Kingdom
Government supporting community-led micro-enterprises
AREDP supports village inhabitants to create village-based micro-enterprises and to facilitate their access to finance as well as technical and marketing service. During the period 2010–2016, 143 enterprises have been established, creating 143 direct employment opportunities and 456 indirect ones.
Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme (AREDP), Afghanistan
Building a tech infrastructure, training, and IT job creation for persons with visual impairments
Living Dignity for the Blind, Myanmar: Offers decentralized training for visually impaired individuals in remote areas. The program has expanded to several regions, with trained individuals finding tech-related jobs.
Promoting technology and capacity-building towards employment, Myanmar
Individualized supports help adults with autism find jobs
ACAP is a government-funded project offering a range of individualized services to support adults with autism to achieve their goals. Employment is an integral part of each plan. Starting in 2010 with just 37 participants, the programme has since grown to 180 by 2019, with 99 adults in employment.
Keystone Human Services, KAS - Keystone Autism Services, KAS Adult Community Autism Project, United States of America
Returning Malaysians with acquired disabilities to work
By providing job placement and employment support for workers who have acquired disabilities and, at the same, by challenging the conception of "not able to work the Job Placement & Employment Support Services initiative is promoting the return to work. By 2016, 3,072 people had been placed in new jobs.
Social Security Organisation Malaysia, Job Placement & Employment Support Services of 2008 (Return to Work Programme) Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), Malaysia, Malaysia
Online job-platform used by more than 10,000 jobseekers with disabilities
Engelsizkariyer.com is the first Turkish career portal for people with disabilities. Jobseekers can obtain free membership and apply for free trainings(via e-learning). The organization also offers services to companies and has created a reference book on communication with Disabled for HR personnel and community.
Engelsizkariyer, Disabled Human Resources and Career Web (Barrier Free Careers), Turkey