Learning for Work: Employability and people with disabilities
Between January and April 2008, each of the nine regional Learning and Skills Council's (LSC's) hosted a conference with the theme 'Learning for Work: Employability and adults with disabilities' to bring together partners from each region to focus on the development of policy and practice in the LSC's priority area for disabled learners to 'increase economic participation through sustainable employment'
The Learning for Work report published by the LSC in partnership with NIACE, summarises the key messages that emerged from the regional conferences. This includes the Employer message, with case studies provided by employers who spoke at the conferences. It also sets out 12 recommendations for the LSC and other stakeholders on how the FE system can more effectively enable disabled learners to develop employability skills and support their progress into sustained employment.
The voice of the learner was a central feature of the events, with learners giving keynote presentations at each conference. A compilation of learners' presentations forms the Learner Voice report. Both reports can be downloaded from the LSC website: