Bluebird Care Wexford are delighted to be taking part in this year's Job Shadow Day on Wednesday 27th of April as part of the National Supported Employment Week run by The Irish Association for Supported Employment.
Job Shadow Day is the highlight of the week and will see hundreds of people with disabilities take the opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes about a normal working day.
Director of Bluebird Care Wexford, Michael Corcoran says this is a great opportunity for people with disabilities.
It gives people with disabilities a chance to come into the workplace, shadow an employee and see what a day in the life of a Bluebird Care employee is like. We greatly encourage all businesses to get involved this year.
Job Shadow Day is designed to give people with disabilities the unique opportunity to get a close up look at the world of work for one day in April each year to discover and learn about the skills and education required to compete and succeed in the work place.
Job Shadow Day brings people with disabilities and local employers together to highlight the valuable contribution people with disabilities can, and do make in the workplace. Last year, close to 800 individuals with a disability shadowed at over 500 employment sites in Ireland, with 55 securing a permanent job placement as a direct result.
Everybody is encouraged to open their doors to ability and inclusion. Previous high profile participants that have hosted a ‘shadow’ for the day are: An Taoiseach, Norah Casey, Ray D’Arcy, Ryan Tubridy, Feargal Quinn, Padraig O Ceidigh, Nevin MacGuire, Brendan O’Connor, Ken Doherty.
This truly is a great opportunity to promote inclusive business and employment.
Employers and job seekers interested in participating in Job Shadow Day 2016 are invited to register their interest at www.iase.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 097 82894 for more information.