Ticket to Work is predicated on the notion of promoting collaborative and locally based multi sector partnerships to create better post-school social and economic outcomes.
Ticket to Work Networks bring together a range of local partners (including industry groups, schools, youth organisations, employment agencies, Local Area Coordination, local councils, NDIS providers and training providers) in local regions to provide support for school to work transition.
Since 2014, Ticket to Work Networks have supported over 1,600 young people into after school work, School based Traineeships and Apprenticeships.
The Ticket to Work partnership approach has been independently evaluated and found that Ticket to Work members felt they achieved better outcomes for young people with disability together. This reduced duplication and the network practices are coordinated and built on the expertise of network participants, supporting smooth transition from school to work for young people with disability.
Neither schools, nor workforce investment programs, human service agencies, or any other single system alone can pay for and provide the array of services needed to effectively meet the often complex needs of youth with disabilities. When collectively pooled, however, these resources can produce positive outcomes for youth, well beyond the scope of what any single system can hope to mobilise on its own.