Disability-specific Vocational Training – Integrative Model

COUNTRY: Germany (Berlin, Brandenburg)
CLIENT: Regional Employment Agency (REA)
PROJECT DURATION: 01.09.2011 – 01.09.2016
OVERALL PROJECT VALUE:  6,326,450.04€     

Background

Disability-specific Vocational Training – Integrative Model is an active labour market measure and consists of a socio-educational accompanied vocational education program within the German dual system. The target group of the measure is young people with disabilities, who cannot take part in a normal TVET programme and cannot enter the labour market due to a physical or mental impartment.

Objective

The objective of the project is to provide assistance to the Regional Employment Agency in the development of measure. The measure aims ultimately at integration of young people with disabilities into the labour market by the medium of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in multiple sectors.

The target group is provided the occasion to accomplish shortened adapted TVET programmes in several professional areas. In addition they receive support in organising their day-to-day life and in developing their theoretical and practical skills and expertise.

Type of services provided

  • Technical support to REA on planning &management of the labour market measure (budget & strategic planning, quality management according EFQM standards);
  • Development of the measure methodologies;
  • Advice to REA on market trends and educational priorities;
  • Curriculum development, according to market needs;
  • Constant liaison with the labour market economic actors: identification of cooperation firms and potential employers for the target group, consultation on occupational standards for persons with special needs;
  • Organisation of TVET and assistance services:
  • implementation of training and practical instruction (in workshops of IB or in companies during internships);
  • mediating talks with trainers, teachers & parents;
  • stabilization and development of social competences, psychological care, socio-educational support;
  • Monitoring and updating of labour market information instruments of REA with data on market needs and priorities, outcomes of TVET trainings, transit to employment of the target groups;