Job Shadow Day is a national day of awareness to promote equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Job Shadow Day 2016 will take place on April 27.
Participants explore the world of work by ‘shadowing’ someone for a day in the workplace as they go about their normal working routine.
Job Shadow Day is all about highlighting the valuable contribution people with disabilities can and do make at work.
It also gives employers an opportunity to express their commitment to inclusion in the workplace.
Taking part is easy, fun and rewarding.
Ray D’Arcy and Dessie Fitzgerald on Job Shadow
The IASE and a local employment facilitator will coordinate the day with the employer and the participant. A person with a disability will ‘shadow’ an employee for a day, learn more about the skills and training needed to succeed at work, and increase disability awareness in the workplace.
The day helps to break down barriers to employment by raising awareness about the valuable contribution people with disabilities can and do make at work.