Employment of people with disabilities is the main topic of the regional forum “Society Without Barriers: the Right for Work and Accessible Environment for People with Health Limitations” held on February 26.

Representatives of business and government gathered here to discuss opportunities and procedures for cooperation in providing an accessible environment and effective employment for people with disabilities.

The agenda included privileges for businesses on organization of employment places for people with health limitations, interaction with universities for personnel training, conditions for supporting business initiatives of people with disabilities.

Rector of KSMU V.A.Lazarenko was among the speakers of the forum

Viktor Anatolyevich said that special attention is paid to the creation of an accessible environment for people with disabilities at Kursk State Medical University. In 2020 alone, almost 400 thousand rubles were spent on solving these problems, and it is planned to spend more than 500 thousand rubles for 2021.

The Regulation on the organization of inclusive support for applicants and students at KSMU was approved, training and education of persons with disabilities using electronic technologies was provided, work programs were adapted.

In 2019-2020 236 employees raised their qualifications under the program “Creation of Special Conditions for Education of Students with Disabilities and Persons with Health Limitations”.

The issues of employment of graduates with disabilities and health limitations are under special control.

In order to solve them, a program has been developed that includes a set of measures aimed at promoting the employment of such graduates: a data bank has been formed, which is kept up to date, the labor market is regularly monitored and the state of working places is assessed on the basis of the information received from employers-partners of KSMU.

The university website has a special section “For people with disabilities and health limitations”, here it is possible to find information “For graduates”, “Activity plan”, “Vacancies”.

As the result of such regular, purposeful work, 60% of graduates with disabilities and health limitations find jobs, the rest, as a rule, continue their studies at the next level of education.