15 youth with disabilities started a three-months internship program - Forum mladih sa invaliditetom

15 youth with disabilities started a three-months internship program

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Updated: April 12, 2018

The project “Internship for Youth with Disabilities Employability” implemented by the Youth with Disabilities Forum has entered into the final phase when interns has started their internship program. Public call for interns was announced on January 25th, 2018 and lasted for a month. For 16 positions, 30 candidates applied. After the expiration of the deadline for applications, companies that announced interns positions organized an interviews with the applicants and selected 15 interns. For one more position, for Merkator company, the selection process will be held later.

The Youth with Disabilities Forum organized a five-day personal development training for selected interns, between March 15th and March 21th. Program trainers, Mirjana Gomilanović and Snežana Mijalković, worked with participants on topics: communication, personal values, goal setting, diversity. The goal of the training is empowerment for attending practice, development of soft skills that will enable career development in accordance with personal interests.

After the training, on March 26th, interns started with internship program that will last for 3 months. Companies that participate in the program are: Delta Holding, Delta Motors, Elektroprivreda Srbije, Ernst & Young, Nestle, Delhaize, Serbia Kargo, Wurht, Societe Generale Serbia, Zaštitna radionica doo.

Upon completing the program of internships, the Youth Disability Forum will organize a final conference to present the results of the project and to share experience of the interns.

The project is supported by the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, within the thematic grant scheme “Supporting Innovative Approaches to Tackle Youth Employment and Employability”, which is part of the project “Support to the implementation of the Employment Policy and Social Policy Program in the Republic of Serbia with focusing on employment and increasing employability of young people” (“Youth Employment Initiative”) financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) entitled” With Knowledge to work – E2E “.

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