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Project on enhancing employability skills for people with disabilities – 2nd phase

7 July 2019

The program on enhancing employability skills for people with disabilities is a social investment project financed by BP and its partners and being implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The project is being executed by the British Council.

The first phase of the project has been successfully completed – 50 percent of project participants have been provided with jobs or been involved in paid internships.

The key objective of the program is to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities living in Baku by enhancing their employability skills. To achieve this objective, project participants will be involved in English language, computer, soft skills and specific work site training sessions. The project also envisages the provision of participants with psychological support and consultations. In order to provide the necessary guidance to project participants during the program implementation period, their knowledge and skills will be comprehensively evaluated.
The second phase of the project will be implemented this year. The application process is now open and will last until 20 July 2019. The participants selected on the basis of applications and interviews will be involved in project trainings between September 2019 and May 2020.

As part of this phase, numerous activities aimed at enhancing employability skills for 100 people with disabilities will be organized and support provided to facilitate their recognition by different employers as a potential workforce. Relevant decision-making organizations and business entities will also contribute to the project as partners. In order to improve the awareness of businesses and employers of the available international experience and ensure that they benefit from the experience of the UK in this area, British Council will invite an experienced expert. Program participants will have the opportunity to derive maximum benefit from the trainings by building their future careers.

Should you have questions regarding the project, please contact Project Manager Flora Poladova (Flora.Poladova1@britishcouncil.az). 

Download the application.

Pictures from the first phase of the project: