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Training and placing the vulnerable in Chile
The programme supports financially particularly disadvantaged women, young people and people with disabilities on their way into the labour market through skills training, supported employment, and labour intermediation. In 2016, 5,235 people with disabilities were given the opportunity to receive training.
Chilean National Training and Employment Service, More Capable Programme of 2014-2018 National Training and Employment Service (SENCE), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Chile, Chile
One platform for all - from assistance to incentives for employers
JobAccess Service helps people with disabilities, employers, employment service providers, and the community to access advice regarding resources, financial assistance, and workplace services. By 2016, the government-driven service has managed 245,000 enquiries and has created 2,500 job opportunities.
Australian Department of Social Services, JobAccess Service 2016 Department of Social Services (DSS), WorkFocus Group, Australia, Australia
Felting and knitting skills as the key to self-employment
EPSA produces and sells a variety of felting and knitting products made by young women with disabilities. Participants in their vocational training are provided with meals and accommodations. Since 2009, almost 400 young women have benefited from being trained and equipped to work on a self-employment base.
EPSA - Entire Power in Social Action, Employment programme for young women with physical disabilities., Nepal
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
National state-run training and job-placement programme for people with disabilities
The Format for Work, Disability Line programme offers people with disabilities theoretical and practical vocational training and then placement in dependent employment. The programme was launched in 2014. Between 2015 and by 2020 there were a total of 9,929 users, of whom 7,995 completed their training.
SCENE Chile - National Training and Employment Service, Training for Work, Chile
Solving social issues to increase job opportunities
In 2016, IKEA in Russia launched a joint project with the Abilympics movement to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. By 2020 the employment of people with disabilities in IKEA Russia has increased by 55 per cent, and new business partners have joined the Abilympics.
Ingka Group (IKEA), Abilympics Project, Russia
Finding employment by profound training
Trainings include theoretical modules and a period of job sampling in the open labour market. The course material was written for and in collaboration with intellectually disabled people. There are no formal assessments, as many of the young adults are illiterate. Approximately 35 adults are trained each year.
Living Link, South Africa
Moving inactive people with disabilities from social services to employment
A multidisciplinary team provides training, support, and internship opportunities to inactive youth with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities. Between 2017 and 2019, One-on-one has been working with 228 employers and supporting 2,054 people with disabilities to transition to employment.
ONCE Foundation, One-on-one, Spain
Employment of the hearing impaired
Sabooj is a French communications agency. In 2012 it was the only one of 500 so called "Entreprises Adaptées" (EA), with special facilities for providing employment for disabled. More than 80% of Sabooj's workers have disabilities. , i.e. hearing impairment. Sabojee has 70 clients of whom 75% are big companies.
Sabooj, Employment of the hearing impaired, France
National and cross-sector coordination to promote inclusive employment
The project supports companies to employ people with disabilities through training and the creation of technical guidelines for workplace inclusion. Between 2009 and 2020 the project has provided consultancy to 220 companies and supported 700 people with disabilities into employment.
Productivity Pact Program, Programa Pacto de Productividad, Colombia