Over 1000 jobseekers and employers set to team up for Job Shadow Day 2016.
The Irish Association for Supported Employment (IASE) is pleased to announce the ninth annual National Supported Employment Week which will run from 24th – 30th April. Job Shadow Day (Wednesday 27th April) is the highlight of the week and will see hundreds of people with disabilities take the opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes about a normal working day.
Job Shadow Day is designed to give people with disabilities the unique opportunity to get a close up look at the world of work for one day in April each year to discover and learn about the skills and education required to compete and succeed in the work place.
Job Shadow Day brings people with disabilities and local employers together to highlight the valuable contribution people with disabilities can, and do make in the workplace. Last year, close to 800 individuals with a disability shadowed at over 500 employment sites in Ireland, with 55 securing a permanent job placement as a direct result.
Everybody is encouraged to open their doors to ability and inclusion. Previous high profile participants that have hosted a ‘shadow’ for the day are: An Taoiseach, Norah Casey, Ray D’Arcy, Ryan Tubridy, Feargal Quinn, Padraig O Ceidigh, Nevin MacGuire, Brendan O’Connor, Ken Doherty.
This truly is a great opportunity to promote inclusive business and employment.
Employers and job seekers interested in participating in Job Shadow Day 2016 are invited to register their interest at www.iase.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 097 82894 for more information.