On July 13, 2022, representatives from the Intellectual Disability Association in Laos, Ms Phouanemaly, president, and Mr Watcharapol Chuengcharoen, Chief of Networking and Collaboration, APCD from Thailand, paid a visit to the Korea Employment Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Mr Park Jook Seok, Director of the Korea Employment Agency for Persons with Disabilities (KEAD) Agency, and Ms Jun Min-Jeon, Director General Manager of the Communication and Cooperation Department of KEAD Agency, facilitated the lecture and study tour.
Trainees with disabilities, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, gain confidence when interacting with customers because of a working mock-up room on skill development practices for enhancing their capacity. The practices supported them in advancing their careers in the future.
Meeting with V-DREAM Ltd. representatives (Korea Employment Security Association for the Disabled) to promote disability services for employment of people with disabilities in Korea.
On 14 July 2022, Mr. Watcharapol Chuengcharoen, Chief of Networking and Collaboration, presented Thailand's situation on the employment of people with disabilities and the practice of vocational training programs for people with disabilities, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through Disability Inclusive Business (DIB)approach at the International Conference to promote employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ( both onsite and online channel).
Mr. Taisuke Miyamoto, Liaison, the Disabled People´s International (DPI) Asia-Pacific Region representative is an honorable guest speaker pointed out Labor force as an integral part of a human being.
Meeting with representatives from Korea Disabled People's Development Institute (KODDI) to get the latest information on creating jobs and workplaces that are accessible to people with disabilities, as well as to investigate potential international collaborations in the future.
Gifts made by Thailand's people with intellectual disabilities and their families for DPI-Korea President Mr. Lee Young Seok.
Group photo with DPI-Korea management team organizing the international conference.