New Employment Program for People with Disabilities

On November 20, the V National Championship Abilimpix-2019, which was opened by Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development Anastasia Rakova, has started in the capital of Russia.

The Moscow stage of Abilimpix – the championship of professional mastership for people with disabilities – was held on November 19. 830 people took part in it, and 259 participants took part in the national stage, who will compete in 62 different competencies. Most of them are students and schoolchildren. Winners of the championship will be able to undergo training on employment at the My Career employment centre.

“This year, the competencies in which competitions between participants are held have been expanded, opportunities for schoolchildren in all competencies have been increased. We expanded and included volunteers with disabilities in the championship,” said Anastasia Rakova.

In special centres, one can take professional masterclasses and training on which technologies for communicating with employers, writing resumes, interviews and other competencies are honed to help a person with special needs find his place in the labour market. After training in these centres, people feel much more confident in the labour market.

During the Abilimpix National Championship, the city authorities held talks with company representatives who were ready to cooperate and recruit future participants in the new program. Negotiations are conducted with non-profit organizations, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large metropolitan and Russian companies.

Ru-Main, 21.11.2019, Picture: Moscow Department of Labor and Social Protection Website

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