Fifty-eight people participated in the Caravan “Transition from school to work, dissemination of good practices for the work inclusion of people with disabilities,” organized in the North of the Republic of Moldova. Participants at the event included employers, people with disabilities, career guidance centers, employment agencies, local decision makers, and CSOs.
The intention of the event is to strengthen the effort of the intersectional mechanism in the field of work inclusion of people with disabilities, to reflect best practices and challenges in the field.
Many of the guests at the event participated in trainings on career guidance for people with disabilities and labor intermediation, organized by Keystone Moldova in the autumn of 2021. And some of them have already been able to put into practice what they have learned in training.
Participants discussed the progress and challenges of school inclusion and preparing children with disabilities for professional life. ”For a child with disabilities, and for their family, it is very important to have cooperation between social services, medical services, and educational services. These services are usually provided separately,” noted a parent of a child with disabilities, who shared her experience on the role of parents and young people with disabilities in increasing opportunities for work inclusion. At the same time, participants talked about practices regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities in technical vocational education, successful employment practices of people with disabilities, and challenges and recommendations for work inclusion.
The caravan from school to work also took place on the right bank of the Prut River, where ADV Romania organized three events last week. The caravan will be organized in the Center and South of the Republic of Moldova.
The activities are organized within the Project “Cross-border partnership for inclusive career guidance” (2SOFT / 1.1 / 145), implemented by Keystone Moldova in partnership with “Close to You” Romania Foundation, financed by European Union through the Joint Operational Program Romania–Republic of Moldova 2014-2020, through the European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI).
For more information about the Project, please see: https://www.keystonemoldova.md/en/projects/cross-border-parternship-inclusive-career-guidance/