Meeting for Sharing of Employment Practices Supported by Turkey

“Meeting for Sharing of Employment Practices Supported by Turkey” was held at SGK Kavaklıdere Training Facility under the coordination Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services General Directorate of Disabled and Elderly Services.


The meeting was attended by the Confederation of the Disabled of Turkey, Özev, ATO, SGK, SERÇEV, MEB Special Education Services Directorate, ADECCO, Confederation of the Disabled, Down Syndrome Association, DİSDER, ESKARİYER, International Down Federation, UDF, SADEFE, Labour General Directorate, Turkish Employment Agency General Directorate, TÜRK-İŞ, Workplace Health and Safety General Directorate, HAK-İŞ, ZİÇEV, TİSK, BAŞKENT ÖİDB and ÇASGEM representatives.


The meeting, which began with the keynote speech of the Director of Disabled and Elderly Services Dr. Orhan KOÇ and was also attended by ÇASGEM Chairman Abdurrahim ŞENOCAK, continued with presentations on this topic and ended with the workshop. Stating that employing the disabled is not enough by itself, Director Koç underlined the importance of ensuring the continued presence of the disabled personnel at workplace.


Information was given in the meeting about the projects titled Get Employed Get A Life, I’m Independent Because I Work, Business Coach Supported Employment Program, Down Chefs Turkey. After the projects, Turkey Education and Solidarity for the Disabled Foundation presented the activities they undertook for disabled individuals. Lastly, ESKARİYER shared their disabled employment consultancy activities.


Labor and Social Security Training Specialist Betül DÖNMEZ ORAL shared information about “Designing Training and Quality Assessment Tool for the Proficiency of Business Coaches Project” in which our institution has been a partner between 2015 and 2018. The results of the pilot training given within the scope of the project that aims to produce learning output based on ECVET system related curriculum and educational materials.


It was emphasized that the practices of supported employment for the employment of disabled individuals and the sustainability of this employment seemed promising. Hopes were expressed for the project based efforts to leave their place to the practice that has become widespread across the country.