Career Guidance and Vocational Training

1- Executive Summary:

Offering training in various vocations such as baking, sewing, carpentry, gardening, and handicrafts

2- Program goals:

The goal of career guidance and vocational training for young disabled students is to empower them with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to pursue meaningful and fulfilling careers.

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3- Key Achievements:

  •  Offer vocational training and skill development programs that are adapted to the specific needs and abilities of disabled students, ensuring they gain practical and job-relevant competencies.
  •  Teach life skills, such as budgeting, transportation, time management, and self-care, to enhance students’ independence and self-sufficiency.
  •  Boost self-esteem and confidence in disabled students, helping them overcome societal stereotypes and prejudices that may hinder their career aspirations.
  •  Provide assistance with job searches; resume building, interview preparation, and job placement services to facilitate the transition from training to employment. 85% have secured employment directly related to their field of study upon graduation, while others have chosen to continue their educational journey through further training and development programs.
  •  Foster connections between students, employers, and support organizations to create networking opportunities and mentorship programs.
  •  Provide access to mental health resources and support systems to address the emotional challenges that disabled students may face during their career development journey.

 

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4- Challenges:

  • Stigmatization and discrimination against disabled individuals persist in Vietnamese society. Negative attitudes can affect disabled students’ self-esteem and limit their career opportunities.
  • Even after completing vocational training, disabled students may struggle to find suitable employment opportunities. Discrimination in hiring practices and a lack of awareness among employers can limit job prospects.
  • The school indeed faces financial constraints, making it quite challenging to allocate the necessary resources for renewing equipment in our vocational training classes.

 

5- Areas of Growth:

  • Expand career guidance and counseling services specifically tailored to disabled students. Offer individualized support, aptitude assessments, and guidance on suitable vocational paths.
  • Collaborate with employers to create more job opportunities for disabled students. Raise awareness about the benefits of hiring disabled individuals and promote inclusive hiring practices.
  • Explore financial support options, including scholarships, to mitigate the financial burdens associated with vocational training and related expenses, thereby ensuring that economic barriers do not impede access.