I recently visited The Living Link, a life- and work skills training centre for young adults (18 years to 35 years) who have a mild intellectual disability or mild learning challenges, to find out more about what they offer. I was thoroughly impressed by the enthusiasm of the staff and by the programmes on offer, such as the Adult Integration and Work Readiness programmes.
Their programmes provide the following for their trainees:
- Promotes self-empowerment and guides each individual towards their potential;
- Provides them with the tools to continuously develop themselves and become included within society;
- Provides them with the knowledge, skills and support to be meaningfully employed in the open labour market and become contributing citizens.
The programmes at The Living Link act as a link/bridge for the young adults who are able and wanting to enter the open labour market, as it gives them the experience and understanding of what the workplace environment expects of its members. Through their Supportive Employment Model, The Living Link assists graduated trainees in obtaining and retaining employment in the open labour market.
For more information about their programmes, and the application process, take a look at their website: http://www.thelivinglink.co.za or contact Claire, on 0215321812.