Children with disabilities showcase talents to employers

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A special school’s students will be showing off their employment skills at an event in Rugby on Wednesday (May 22).

Slated Row School, in Old Wolverton Road, Wolverton, has formed a group with Warwickshire College, Round Oak School and Hereward College in response to a Government Green Paper on supporting young people with disabilities.

Abigail Martin, assistant headteacher at Slated Row School said: “Every young person has the right to aspire to the very best for their future and every employer wants the best for their business.

“That is why this event is so important to bring stakeholders, employers and our learners, to showcase their skills and aspirations and the work we do to support them in education.

“There is still much work to do to make employability a reality for all young people, but we hope that everyone at the event will be inspired by seeing what can be achieved.”

The Employ Ability event at the Rugby Centre, Warwickshire College, in Rugby, has been managed and organised by the students themselves. It brings together employers, educators and young people with disabilities to showcase their skills and talents along with examples of how employers are successfully working with them.

The event includes workshops and presentations from employment support organisations and businesses including National Grid and BT.