Employment and training for disabled people
Training and employment for disabled people is vital. The Employment Support Service (TESS) supports and helps disabled people in obtaining suitable employment and also assists local employers who are willing to provide disabled people with the opportunity to work.
What does the TESS scheme do?
Coventry City Council established The Employment Support Service (TESS) in 1993, with its main objectives being to:
- Support disabled people, in particular, people with learning disabilities in overcoming barriers, which prevent them from gaining employment.
- Assist local employers who recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and who are willing to provide disabled people with the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have to offer in the workplace.
Referral to WORKSTEP can be through a Disability Employment Advisor or using the contact details on the right hand side.
TESS also works in partnership with a wide range of employers, providing them with the information and support they need. Job analysis is carried out so that the right person is placed in the job the employer has to offer and a specialist job training service is available, along with advice on other support available.