Despite the numerous laws and integration programmes that exist, people with disabilities still experience difficulties in finding employment on the open job market. They are and remain under-represented. And in most cases, it’s not due to a lack of manual skills. Rather a lack of information and awareness combined with negative preconceptions with regard to productivity, ability to work under stress, social skills or suitable work assignments impede their entry into the job market.
The project “Gestaltung von Übergängen auf den allgemeinen Arbeitsmarkt” (Creating pathways to the open job market) being run by VITUS e.V. promotes the vocational integration of young men and women with disabilities who require particularly intensive and individual support. The concept combines targeted training courses with supportive measures, including placement on the job market. This provides the project participants with the help they need to start living their lives as equal members of society.