The ILO, as part of the United Nations (UN) joint programme, collaborates with Sunyi Academy to empower people with disabilities, particularly those with hearing disabilities, to demonstrate their talents and abilities.
Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO for Indonesia together with Valerie Julliand, United Nations Residence Coordinator, visited Sunyi Academy to jointly opened the two-day training on job preparation to equip people with disabilities, especially those with hearing disabilities, with the abilities to create a winning CV and to learn effective interview techniques.
The first batch of the training was conducted from 9-10 April at Sunyi Alam Sutera, Tangerang, with a total of 14 participants by the Employment and Livelihood project , a joint United Nations (UN) initiative. Organized by the ILO and three UN agencies in Indonesia, the joint programme is funded by UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund (UN-MPTF) and is targeted to young and vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities.
Job preparation is an important skill that everyone needs, including people with disabilities to demonstrate talents and abilities to employers during the selection process. With this training, UN wants people with disabilities to succeed in their ambition with a greater opportunity in the world of work.Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO for Indonesia
“Job preparation is an important skill that everyone needs, including people with disabilities to demonstrate talents and abilities to employers during the selection process. With this training, UN wants people with disabilities to succeed in their ambition with a greater opportunity in the world of work,” said Michiko Miyamoto in her opening remarks, congratulating the participants for the enthusiasm to join the training.
Meanwhile, Valerie Julliand congratulated Sunyi Academy for its efforts to promote inclusive workplace and empower people with disabilities with job seeking skills. “An example to follow!”, she exclaimed.
During the training, the participants actively learnt various tips and tricks on how to select appropriate information to be included in the CV, prioritize key information and show the qualifications for the position through experiences, skills and capabilities. They also learnt how to handle the job interview effectively by highlighting skills that match with the job requirements.
The second batch of the training is conducted from 23 to 24 April 2022.
Prior to this training, Sunyi Academy and the ILO successfully conducted 4 batches of barista training from September to November 2021. A total of 60 people with disabilities participated in the barista training.
These series of skills training are aimed to empower people with disabilities with skills that enable them to strive the COVID-19 pandemic and create a better future by securing jobs or by starting their own businesses.
To date, out of 17.95 million working aged people with disabilities, only around 7 million people work in the formal sector.
Source: ILO Website