Transitions from Education and Training to Employment for People with Disabilities
For most people, there is an expectation that education and training will lead to entry into the labour market, paid employment, and economic production. This report presents research undertaken early in 2015 by a team based at Dublin City University, Ireland. The research aims to capture the perspectives of people with a disability who were in transition from education and training to employment; it includes a sample of people with a disability who had made the transition to employment.
The research also sought the perspectives of Irish employers on employing people with a disability. Thus, the aims of the research were:
To provide a comprehensive view of the complexities of the transition to employment from education and training for people with disabilities
To identify what enables or disables the transition process
To examine what constitutes good practice to facilitate the transition process
To include the perspectives of employers on their attitudes, knowledge, and experience in employing people with disabilities
To place the findings within a policy /practice context on transition from education and training to employment for people with disabilities.