Open Mind began in Norway. Launched in 1996, Open Mind in Norway is a two-fold programme that serves both people with disabilities and, since 2010, non-EU immigrants. The programme has been led by Ingrid Ihme since 1998.
Described by one former participant as “a platform where you can build your self-esteem and learn how to work around challenges,” Open Mind in Norway has welcomed 344 participants in its 24 years . That consists of 261 through the programme for the disabled and 83 through the immigrant programme, of which 52 per cent and 75 per cent respectively have gone on to secure full-time positions inside or outside the company. Intakes for Open Mind in Norway are held twice a year, in spring and autumn. Current subject relevance areas for applicants to the programme include IT, human resources, economics, administration, sales, networking, business and communications.
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