The innovation content of the offer is to be presented on two levels. On the one hand, by describing the difference to existing counseling and placement practice, and on the other hand, by the new impulses of the core offer already mentioned.
Customers with severe disabilities can already use general courses at educational institutions, e.g. for activation, orientation and for job application training within the framework of modules lasting several days. However, these are not specifically tailored to their health needs, so depending on the type and severity of the health impairment, participation may also be ruled out. In the case of more serious placement obstacles, such as the target group targeted here, the depth of intervention through these short-term support measures is often not sufficient to achieve sustainable success and integration into the labor market.
This is addressed by the new "Talent Workshop" concept, which is specifically designed for people with severe disabilities and takes their health situation into account. To this end, accessibility, an increasing number of hours of required attendance per working day, offers for health orientation and the structured, holistic build-up of activation, orientation/testing and integration over a period of 3 to 5 months and, if necessary, subsequent follow-up support when employment is taken up have been incorporated into the concept. Individual work is additionally supported by the particularly small group size of 12 participants, in contrast to existing measures. For the first time, this enables participants and training providers to work together on placement obstacles in a sustainable manner that is individually tailored to the strengths and needs of the participants and has not been offered in this way before, either in terms of scope, quality or depth.
The strong empowerment component of the offer is also considered innovative by the applicants, as it already goes beyond the existing measure of a few offers, especially beyond the new ways tested in SGB II
and in the framework of the federal program "Perspektive 50plus". In this respect, reference is made to point 6.2. This element has not yet been implemented in SGB III
Furthermore, the integration of the job scout directly into the measure is innovative - the instrument was also tested positively within the framework of "Perspektive 50plus", but now, for the first time, it has not been designed as a stand-alone offer, but has been implemented in the measure context of activation, orientation and testing. This is intended to achieve additional synergy effects with regard to the quality of the job scout's work by providing closer support for the participant and a structured exchange with the training provider. This is because the job scout thus receives more in-depth, direct and differentiated information about the knowledge and skills as well as the needs of the participant.