A work readiness programme has recently been hosted at various schools across the country. This programme is used to give learners some insight about how to prepare for life beyond school. The work readiness programme has brought together hundreds of skilled learners, associations and business in one virtual space to address these very challenges.
According to a statement from Creative Space Media, Rosenhof High School in Bloemfontein was part of the schools that heard from inspirational South African entrepreneurs and stakeholders within the disability space about how to prepare for life beyond school.
While the benefits of hiring persons with disabilities may be widely acknowledged, demystifying and highlighting the largely marginalised disability sector and accessing relevant skills within this sector often continue to pose a challenge.
Founder of the Mandeville Disability Swimming Centre of Excellence who also started the Disability Summit, organised by Creative Space Media, Paddy Slattery, explained that as part of the annual Disability Summit, now in its 9th year, this work readiness programme provides an opportunity to inspire, inform, motivate and educate.
“It also enables South African corporates to network, share challenges and opportunities, discuss industry best practices, and define a fully inclusive path forward for disability in the workplace.”