Because the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is significantly higher than for those without disabilities, career management can often be neglected. For many with a disability, job seeking and employment are their main focuses. However, even after the initial entry into the labor market, career goals are just as important for people with disabilities as finding the job is. For anyone, including a person with a disability, career management is more than a singular event. Career management is a life long process and investment that will identify, plan and achieve defined goals and objectives
Often, for people with disabilities, careers start with a vision that becomes a plan, and then a commitment to lifelong learning and planning. Individualized paths and plans will differ. For example; for a person with a disability, job training programs might require certain accommodations. Career education can help identify barriers as well as assist in reaching successful career goals.
Program Development Associates Career Management Store has a wide variety of education and management resources developed to help individuals and career education professionals with planning and identifying jobs, career paths and training for people with disabilities.