LMI.04Dis_ABLED project identifies 20 emerging jobs for people with disabilities

As a part of the project an adapted Labour Market and Career Information Guide for people with disabilities has been developed to serve as an information support tool for trainers, educators, guidance, and social inclusion professionals. This guide presents main labour market trends, occupational sectors and a selection of 20 job profiles adapted to people with disabilities. Within each job description, labour market data, a summary of relevant responsibilities, activities, qualifications and core competencies have been analysed and presented. In addition, the main functions of the occupation and job requirements, as well as disability inclusion provision, were included. The selected job profiles are the following:

  • Administrative officer
  • Artificial intelligence engineer
  • Career counsellor
  • Customer service provider
  • E-commerce specialist
  • Farmer worker and gardener
  • Food preparation helper
  • Fundraising consultant
  • Handcraft and 3D printing worker
  • Hotel and resort clerk
  • Information security engineer
  • IT applications expert
  • Medical equipment technician
  • Online educator
  • Personal care assistant
  • Social media manager
  • Software developer
  • Renewable or alternative energy specialist
  • Waiter
  • Web designer

The toolkit will serve as a basis for the development of training materials for job counsellors working with people with disabilities.

About the project

The LMi.04Dis_ABLED an Erasmus + funded project where EPR is a partner along with University of Valladolid (Spain), Progressus Research & Counselling (Greece), S.C.P. SERV LIMITED (Cyprus), Centro Studi Pluriversum S.r.l. (Italy), UNIAO DAS União das frequesias de Gondomar (S. Cosme), Valbom e Jovim (Portugal) which focuses on facilitating access to quality labour market information (LMI) for new and emerging career options to improve labour market accessibility, career aspirations and opportunities, economic prosperity, and autonomous living for people with disabilities.

The project’s unique approach focuses on the decision-making processes and it integrates the changing nature of work with new advanced technological tools and assistive technologies which will enable disabled persons to pursue autonomous career exploration, networking, set academic and career goals, interact with career resources, and strengthening their decision-making self-efficacy, career adaptability and resilience.

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