The seventh annual National Supported Employment Week, which will take place from Monday 7th – Sunday 13th April 2014. Job Shadow Day (Wednesday 9th April) is the high point 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. The IASE is calling on businesses throughout the country to support equal employment opportunities and sign up here to participate.
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 or one week in April each year to discover and learn about the skills and education required to compete and succeed in the work place.
IrishJobs.ie, Ireland’s number one recruitment website, is the main sponsor of National Supported Employment Week and the Job Shadow initiative.
Celebrating success with the Best Practice Awards
“We hear a lot about what isn't working, what should be done and what isn't being done. And quite a lot of negativity, particularly around the employment issue and people with disabilities. I think anything that we can do to actually put a spotlight on what is working, where success is a happening,where people are making an effort and getting results, then I think it's important to recognise that.”
IASE Founder - Christy Lynch
IASE turns 20 this year!
This month, the IASE has reached a milestoneanniversary. It has been 20 years since the association was founded.
As the IASE clebrates its 20th year working to promote supported employment at a national level, we look back in our blog on over two decades of the IASE with a brief history of supported employment in Ireland and of the association itself.
The IASE is looking forward to continuing to work closely with members, funders, government representatives, policy makers; and all stakeholders, to promote change, development and growth to break down barriers and increase employment opportunities, inclusiveness and diversity in Irish workplaces. Read more
11th EUSE Conference in Dublin was a great success