Every year the Association of Supported Employment (IASE) ask services to take part in a national Job Shadow day throughout the country. IASE believe that everyone should experience the dignity and purpose of a job. It aims to encourage an inclusive workplace by assisting people with disabilities to find employment in the work place and explore different aspects of all kinds of work.
During the months of April and May this year they had an astounding 17 people who went out to explore the world of work namely Jane Coe, Michael Keating, Mark Bulter, Walter Kelly, Sharon Phelan, Bronagh Walkin, Kay O’ Shea, Brianna Hurley, Colm Coogan, Mandy Simpson, Michael Roche, Conor Ryan, Olivia O’Meara, Grainne Cuggy, Tommy Murphy and Rachel McCarthy.
RehabCare expressed theirgratitude to all 16 local employers who took part in this day and gave participants the opportunity to experience the world of work. They provided the people of RehabCare an opportunity to learn and explore various positions people have within the locality. All companies and employers were extremely welcoming and made the day truly enjoyable for all participants. It was a success all around.
They would like to say a special thanks to each employer and company which where: City Library, KBowl, St. Stephens Barracks, Jellitots, Mint, Walls Bicycle Shop, Salon 87, Mugshot Café, Flower Power, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Star Hurley, The Newpark Hotel, Jane Huston Design, Presentation Secondary School, St. John of God Primary School and Kilkenny Garda Station.
A small presentation was held in the centre for both employers and participants who received certificates from IASE as recognition of the Job Shadow experience and how much it was appreciated by all. A special thanks to Mayor Pat O’ Neill who also joined RehabCare to present the certificates to everyone who took part in the Job Shadow.