ETF Centre for Excellence in SEND Employer Spokes - Online - Self-employment for learners with SEND (Code: C1321)
Join leading disability charity National Star to discuss self-employment for people with disabilities. The session will include Katy Etherington, a previous National Star learner who runs her own successful graphic design business, sharing her experiences of education, employment, and the self-employment. Other speakers include Keith Bates from Mutually Inclusive to explore the relationship between support and the entrepreneur.
Who is this for?
• Further Education Providers
• Educational and careers professionals working within the SEND arena
• Local Authority Partners
• Organisations, working with or supporting, people with disabilities to sustain employment
People with disabilities who are self-employed are sharing their experiences and journey to self-employment with attendees. A better understanding of the lived experiences of individuals will enable attendees to reflect on the skills and understanding young people will want to develop to progress into self-employment. These shared experiences are underpinned by discussion on enterprise facilitation considering the relationship between support and the entrepreneur.
To increase the awareness of all attendees about different types of self-employment, and the support that is available to young people who wish to enter self-employment when progressing on from college. FE providers to feel more confident when advising young people with disabilities about self-employment as a progression choice on from further education.
1 - 1.5 hours