With the job application workshop, the Appisberg Competence Center supports physically and mentally handicapped young people in their professional integration into the primary labor market. The goal is to increase their chances of becoming skilled workers so that they can shape their future with financial independence. Through group and individual coaching, participants are prepared for all steps of the job application process. They receive professional help in preparing their application documents and preparing for job interviews. The focus is either on obtaining an internship during the training program at Appisberg, a contract to complete the training started there at an external company or a permanent position in the field of the training completed.
Participant feedback on the application workshop program is unanimously positive. After the job application training, they feel better prepared for an interview and can better assess both their competencies and their development potential. They also find it easier to identify their strengths and weaknesses. More than 50 percent were invited to an interview after participating in the job application workshop. Almost half of them were permanently employed.