A seminar was held in central Da Nang city on December 20 as part of the Information Technology Training Project (ITTP) to seek the enterprises’ support for people with disabilities to help them start business or find jobs.

According to representatives of the enterprises at the seminar, ITTP graduates with disabilities were very promising for the jobs at information technology (IT) businesses as they were good at abstract and color thinking, and well trained with professional skills, including team work and presentation skills, which allow them to keep up with the works. They are also considered as hard workers who barely switch job.

Besides, the enterprises gave straight comments on several weaknesses of disabled people at workplaces, such as lack of confidence, being unfriendly with co-workers and limited movement capability, which hamper them from achieving desired work results.

They suggested the project’s management board to issue training standards for people with disabilities that meet the business requirements, notably in two existing courses – website programming and graphic design.

A career fair was also organised to connect enterprises and people with disabilities with 100 candidates recruited.

Started from November 2012, the ITTP for people with disabilities aims to provide those people with IT training courses and help them search for employment opportunities.

Thanks to the project, over 130 disabled people have been trained to date, of who 70 were graduated and 35 percent were offered jobs.

The organiser will continue its collaboration with other organisations to identify manpower demand and proper training curriculums as well as encourage disabled students to apply for courses at Dong A University in order to full tap their potentials.

The seminar was jointly organised by Dong A University, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an US-based non-governmental organisation.-VNA