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Ticket to Work News- July 2020

28 July 2020, Newsletters
Welcome to the July edition of the Ticket to Work newsletter. We acknowledge the uncertain times we are all navigating our way through and the impact this has had on employers. In this edition, we shine the spotlight on employers and share a report we commissioned that explores the experience of employers that have hired young people with disability.
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Customised Employment Report

18 June 2020, Policy/Research
Having originated in the United States and Canada, Customised Employment is an approach tailored to the unique abilities and interests of the job seeker, and the specific needs of an employer.
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Ticket to Work News- April 2020

28 April 2020, Newsletters
Welcome to the April edition of the Ticket to Work newsletter. This edition will focus on parents and families, our first ever newsletter with a ‘theme’. Our recent research into the parents and families' role in School to Work transition shows that their support and expectation is key to successful employment outcomes.
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Edge Employment latest Newsletter

5 April 2020, Newsletters
EDGE has been supporting people with disabilities into meaningful employment for 36 years, and now more than ever are needing you to help by offering them "a go" at work! Read their latest newsletter which also shows Ticket to Works new research providing an insight into what works for Employers when supporting young people with disability in their workplaces.
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Video 1: Golden Rules

24 February 2020, Videos
Ticket to Work has developed 3 videos for parents and families of secondary students with disability to support their child in the transition from school to employment.
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ABC News Breakfast Interview- Ticket to Work

22 January 2020, Media
Work is a fundamental part of adult life and NDS's 'Ticket To Work' inititative, works to provide employment opportunities for young people with disability. Ticket To Work has helped over 1400 high school students transition into paid work. Check out Jack's "can-do" attitude and the work he's doing at a Melbourne nursery.
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Things I can do at school to help me find a job

27 December 2019, Resources
Ticket to Work supports students with disability to transition to employment. We found the more you do in school the more likely you are to be successful in getting a job after school. This poster provides options and pathways to assist you in finding employment.
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Youth Employment Study (YES)

22 August 2019, Policy/Research
YES is a prospective study of up to 2,000 young people looking for work. Eligible participants will be jobseekers who are between 15 and 25 years of age who are accessing employment programs (e.g., Ticket to Work, Transition to Work, jobactive).
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Life After School – Workshop

19 August 2019, Events
Hosted by Belonging Matters Planning for life after school can seem daunting, especially when you have a disability. The options may seem slim and limited, however with vision, preparation and planning it’s possible for young people with a disability to thrive after school.
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ABC interviews David Moody and Jack Voltz

15 August 2019, Media
On Tuesday the 13th of August NDS’s Acting CEO David Moody, spoke to the ABC about Ticket to Work and our role in improving employment opportunities and outcomes for young people with disability. Jack Voltz is one of 1,400 young people who have managed to find employment through Ticket to Work.
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The changing world of work and young people with disability

16 April 2019, Policy/Research
The changing world of work will benefit people with disability if given the right supports including skill development, career education and pathway planning. PricewaterhouseCooper Australia (PwC) suggest that 44% or 5.1 million current Australian jobs are at risk of digital disruption in 20 years and 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM skills.
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International guests from Korea

2 January 2019, Media
NDS Ticket to Work recently hosted a group of visiting specialist teachers from Goheung and Suncheon Sunhye schools in Korea. Our international guests requested the visit to learn more about school to work transition education in Australia and to find effective ways to adapt learnings for Korean special education.
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After School Jobs Pilot

20 July 2018, Articles
We are pleased to announce some exciting news, we were successful in getting three years funding for Ticket to work. With the funding we are looking at furthering our resources and support to the networks, in-line with the Ticket to Work approach.
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1,000 jobs for young people with disability

28 November 2017, Media
Over 1,000 young people with disability have found work thanks to Ticket to Work Networks. Ticket to Work links schools, employment services and employers to young jobseekers with disability allowing them to focus on their employment dreams in a safe and supportive environment.
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International exposure for Ticket to Work

7 August 2017, Media
National Disability Services (NDS) recently presented at two International Conferences on Ticket to Work and how improving outcomes for people with disability through the Vocational Education and Training system can lead to work opportunities.
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Ticket to Work News- May 2017

18 May 2017, Newsletters
Ticket to Work News May 2017 Welcome to our Ticket to Work newsletter. We randomly put out a newsletter to share our resources, achievements and information to ensure that all young people with disability are able to take an employment pathway.
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Increasing career opportunities through partnerships

1 May 2017, Articles
Bega Valley business chambers, schools, career services and other supporters met recently to create a Ticket to Work network, increasing career options for young people with a disability. Led by WorkAbility, the South East NSW Ticket to Work Partnership Network’s informal and formal partners.
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Ticket to Work Results 2014-2016

6 April 2017, Policy/Research
Since Ticket to Work went National at the beginning of 2014, Ticket to Work networks have created thousands of opportunities for young people with significant disability. We have shown that when given the right opportunity and support young people with significant disability can achieve.
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Study shows long-term benefits of supporting young Australians with disability to prepare for work

21 June 2016, Policy/Research
Evidence shows that young people with disability are able to thrive in open employment when prepared and supported while at school through a coordinated approach. A new evaluation report shows that Ticket to Work, an initiative of National Disability Services, is providing effective school-to-work transition supports for young people with disability.
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Ticket to Work a ticket to life

21 January 2016, Articles
Ticket to Work gives students with disability the work experience and training they need to land their dream job while they’re still at school. What started as a pilot in 2011, now supports young people, mostly with intellectual disability, in 109 high schools and special schools across the country.
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Bunnings is the Ticket to Work for Local Teenager

8 May 2014, Media
It’s impossible to wipe the grin off the face of local teenager, Oliver, after receiving an award for delivering outstanding customer service to the patrons of Bunnings Warehouse, Mentone. Oliver was presented with this award at a recent staff meeting in front of his friends and work colleagues.
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Planting Student Career Paths

13 November 2013, Articles
Planting a career in horticulture has bloomed into accredited industry certificates for eleven local secondary students. The Berendale School and Montague Continuing Education Centre students, who undertook this School Based Traineeship program during 2013, are now the very proud recipients of a Certificate II in Horticulture qualification and a step closer towards a career.
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Working together for their Ticket

20 October 2013, Articles
Young people with disability are not successfully transitioning from school into further training or employment; a factor that is an indicator of long term, and often life-long, disadvantage. In Australia, young people with disability are more likely to drop out of school early, be excluded from the labour force, have fewer educational qualifications, experience poverty.
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Ticket to Work Video Released

21 July 2013, Media
Ticket to Work recently released a four minute video about Ticket to Work initiative. This video profiles the Ticket to Work program and features short interviews with a variety of program partners including employers, students, school staff and partner organisations.
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Ticket to Work Wins Victorian Education Award

20 May 2013, Media
Ticket to Work, a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) program for students with intellectual disabilities, is the 2013 recipient of a Victorian ‘Education and Excellence Award’. Ticket to Work won the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) ‘Outstanding Youth Pathways and Transitions Award’ after being shortlisted from amongst many other worthy secondary schools.