Did you know, 90% of young people in school in Edinburgh and the Lothian’s with additional support needs want to work. However, by the time they are 26 young people with a disability are four times as likely to be unemployed as their non-disabled peers?
The current climate is going to be particularly difficult for young people who have never entered the labour market as they are entering during a recession. This will be even more challenging for young people with additional support needs.
It is crucial that we equip young people with additional support needs with the knowledge, experience and confidence to be able to enter the labour market now more than ever.
Providing opportunities for young people in school to understand their choices and the world of work will lead to the longer-term opportunity of gaining employment to change this overall statistic for the better.
DYW has partnered with disability experts ENABLE Scotland to deliver an engaging free webinar for employers to explore the steps to inspiring young people with additional support needs.
This interactive half day webinar will provide employers with the tools to inform and inspire young people with additional needs while they’re still at school and provide practical guidance on supporting these young people into employment.
Want to learn the steps needed to inspire young people with additional support needs? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the webinar, your name and business name to register your interest.