AVRE is an association in the National Federation of Service Industries, a sectorial federation of The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).
AVRE is the body for the professional development of the subjects within vocational rehabilitation and the interest organization for 110 member companies within vocational rehabilitation in the country.
The member companies provide services within vocational rehabilitation to approximately 35,000 disadvantaged people annually.
AVRE member companies base their service provision on each persons' individual needs for assistance, their work capacity and coaches each individual towards ordinary employment through qualification, job training and last but not the least through empowerment and motivation to believe in their own possibilities.
In this way AVRE provides qualified employable manpower to Norwegian companies. In this way AVRE provides a crucial contribution to prevent unnecessary increase in disability pensions and in the number of people living from passive social security. If "only" 10.000 persons get jobs and keep their employment for five years, the economic benefit for the society will be 10 billion NOK, in addition to the benefits for the quality of life for the person in question.
The services provided for the vocationally disabled are:
In addition, the enterprises provide “Work Preparatory Training” for people who need to establish necessary basic job skills and “Supported Employment” for the ones in need of an extensive follow up in the open labour market.