Employment for Neurodivergents in digital document manager and coffee shop positions
Due to the lack of access to education and negative attitudes towards employing people with disabilities, offering relevant and appropriate vocational training and empowering employers with our expertise can provide sustainable employment outcomes. Seeing people with disabilities in the workplace being valuable is the first step to changing negative perceptions. The project aims to employ trainees who have been through our scholarship programmes which are sponsored by our partnership companies. In 2022, 6 graduates will be employed in either our business service centre or our coffee shops.
The barriers to employment PWD include:
- Lack of the accessibility in appropriate training/ education programme.
- Employers have difficulties recruiting qualified PWD.
- Lack of awareness and knowledge of PWD.
- The negative attitude towards PWD and neurodivergence in employability, equality in society and are those who need assistance.
The impacts of these barriers include:
- PWD and neurodivergent community have not been recognised as valuable members in society as they have been given little opportunity to show their capability in society and economic values in job market
- The Persons with Disabilities Quality of Life Promotion Act BE 2555 requires companies and organisations to hire one person with a disability for every 100 people. However many companies choose to pay the fine as they do not recognise people with disabilities as having the ability to develop and grow in employment. According to the latest report of the Department of Empowerment of People with disabilities, more than 62% of PWD (527,000 people) of working age are employable but remain unemployed.
- The inability to create a true inclusive society. This is an important foundation for building a society that respects and honours equality.
Process of project
- Selection of scholarship trainees who want to work.
- Trainees begin hands-on training so they learn from real work experiences.
- Transition graduates to paid employment in our partner companies
PWD receive work training and are employed in suitable working environments, leading to sustainable employment and stable income.
Person in charge
Theeta Hotrakitya - Founder
Sasipha Minchainant - Head of Steps Training Centres
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