Title CODA Karriere-Chancen für Benachteiligte
Project Number UK/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/163_106
Project Type Innovationstransfer
Country UK-Vereinigtes Königreich
Marketing Text In dem Projekt werden digitale Lebensläufe von Menschen mit Behinderungen entwickelt, um die vorhandenen Kompetenzen sichtbar zu machen und die Beschäftigungsfähigkeit zu verbessern.
Summary The CODA project had developed and produced an accessible version of a CV designed for people with intellectual impairments to help showcase their key competencies to employers and support their access into work. All the results and products of the project were integrated and could be found on www.codaonline.com
Description The CODA project had resourced, designed and built a secure web based product that will endorse and demonstrate the abilities and achievements of learning disabled people to support them into training and work, thus helping them integrate into the labour market. This was a valuable tool for those for whom a conventional CV is not appropriate. The CODA product comprised three different components held together on the web portal
Zugang für Benachteiligte
Berufsorientierung und -beratung
Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen
Erbringung von Sonstigen Wirtschaftlichen Dienstleistungen
Verkehr und Lagerei
Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren
Gastgewerbe/Beherbergung und Gastronomie
Erbringung von Sonstigen Dienstleistungen
Information und Kommunikation
Erziehung und Unterricht
Kunst, Unterhaltung und Erholung
Beschreibung neuer Berufsprofile
The Digital Career Portfolio (DCP) showcases a range of key competencies and ‘soft skills’ (time keeping, customer relations, ability to travel to and from work) in a visually accessible format that does not exclude men and women with learning disabilities, and also provides information to employers in a concise and appropriate format to help them assess the potential of the learning disabled job candidate. The format of the DCP wwas appropriate for other disadvantaged groups with low educational skills who have difficulty accessing the labour market. As work, training and skills were completed these competences could be added to the DCP to build up a skills log of the holder and promote access to further training or employment.
The web portal was hold the DCPs and enable employers access to a number of different candidates. That helped them choose the right candidate from the range of competencies shown on their DCPs. Both employer and potential employee were helped with this by specially trained job coaches.
A training programme had been incorporated into the web portal aimed at providing a training module for care staff so they can work with the learning disabled candidate and build the DCP with them. There was also a further training module to assist the care staff to understand and perform the role of a job coach so they were better able to support the candidate into work or training and offer ongoing support.