At the social skills courses the trainees learned to write a CV and how to find and apply for jobs using IT technologies. In addition, a set of basic trainings in entrepreneurship was organised.
With their extraordinary motivation, interest and by the success achieved the beneficiaries showed that such and similar programmes and important and needed for this target group and they contribute to raising their education level and increasing their chances at the labour market thus leading to their better social inclusion.
Milan Kabiljo, a young unemployed forestry engineer, one of the programme participants said at the conference: "The programme like this is necessary and useful for young people, especially persons with disabilities, in order to facilitate their easier employment. I am convinced that by applying the knowledge we gained it would be easier and quicker for us to find a job within our field of expertise. I would like to thank IAN for good training conditions, lecturers who were experts and always ready to give additional explanations."
Ensuring real access to education and employment is essential for enabling equal participation of deaf and hard of hearing persons in life and work of the community. Without access to knowledge, people with hearing impairment cannot ensure adequate employment, which leads to lifelong dependency, poverty and social exclusion, and all this ads up to the existing stigma.
Contact person Gordana Stankov Stojilovic