Does training enhance the employment prospects of people with disability?
In short, the evidence strongly suggests it does. Completing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification not only strongly improves the chances of getting a job, but also keeping it (Polidano et al. 2010).
Even though there are definite benefits of VET participation, people with disability are underrepresented in the VET sector (6.8 per cent in 2013). They generally have lower levels of education, which has been identified as one of the factors contributing to their lower rate of labour force participation (Cavallaro et al. 2003).