The partners are pleased to advise you that the project is now complete and all the courses are available from a specially created web portal entitled – the Basecamp – Working Tri21.
You may access the Basecamp in the following way:
Alternatively, the courses may be viewed here - http://bfm.org.uk/working-tri21.html
3rd June 2015 - Working Tri21 is pleased to announce that the web site for the project is now up and running and further information on activities and results so far will be uploaded shortly.
4th December 2015 - Working Tri21 is an EU funded project which aims to enhance the social inclusion of people suffering from disabilities by integrating them into the job market specifically in the furniture industry; social inclusion through job inclusion.
There is a long history of those with disabilities finding it difficult to secure employment. This is due to a lack of knowledge, procedure, training and the appropriate adjustments being made. Disabled people offer a wide range of potential skills, by identifying and correcting the current issues, businesses and employers can offer job opportunities to those with disabilities. Also, providing employment to the individuals will help them integrate into society and also help to eliminate barriers that may currently be perceived by society. There are more than 50 million people with some form of disability in Europe alone. This means businesses are losing significant numbers of potential recruits that possess many skills.
The project therefore aims to research and develop support for those with disabilities, with a primary focus on individuals with Down Syndrome (Trisomy21 – hence the project name), with the long term goal being to help enable their employment. The research part of the project included; identifying the skills, abilities and knowledge regarding prospective job roles in the furniture industry. After identifying these areas, the developmental support will now focus on tailoring training packages for individuals with special needs to undertake employment in the furniture industry. Finally trial tests will be carried out in Spain, with the finished, furniture related training courses being designed and available for use in all (or most) EU countries.
The Working Tri21 project is a consortium consisting of BFM LTD (UK), Asociacion Empresarial De Investigacion Centro Tecnologico Del Muebley La Madera De La Region De Murcia (Spain), Associazione Centro Studi Città di Foligno (Italy) and the Associazione Italiana Persone Down Onlus –AIPD (Italy) and is funded through Erasmus+. For more information please visit contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comunicato Stampa (pdf)
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