With the support of Gandel Foundation we have embarked on a project to support schools to implement evidence-based and effective, school to work transition and career development for students with a disability.
Ticket to Work is excited to announce that we are writing to you from our new home at the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL). BSL works alongside people experiencing disadvantage to address the fundamental causes of poverty in Australia.
Michelle the National Manager for Ticket To Work talks to the Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice (CDERP) about Ticket to Work. Michelle discusses the program, enablers, outcomes and the path forward.
Work is a fundamental part of adult life and the 'Ticket To Work' initiative, 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.
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.
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.
Young people with disability in Australia are not successfully transitioning from school to work, which has lifelong economic and social implications for the individual, their families and our society. We share findings from our 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.
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.
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.
Sky News broadcast a segment on Ticket to Work – NDS’s school-to-work initiative for young people with disability – featuring NDS Chief Executive Ken Baker and Julian McAlpine, a Year 11 student and canteen worker.
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.
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.
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.
This document was created to assist when exploring post school open employment options. The document has three sections that look at sector collaboration, build capacity and supported skills development and activities.
In short, the evidence strongly suggests it does. Completing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification not only strongly improves the chances of getting a job, but also keeping it (Polidano et al. 2010).
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.
NDS is excited to announce that Ticket to Work is expanding into a number of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) sites. The growth of Ticket to Work will enable it to continue to create employment opportunities for young people with disability in Australia.
The current transition to employment support systems are largely failing Australian young people with disability and condemning these young people to a marginalised and dependant life with reduced opportunity for social and economic participation, according to a new report by Ticket to Work.
In a mere seven months of Australian Government funding Ticket to Work has shown that … well … it works! Ticket to Work is an initiative that brings communities together to improve the transition and employment outcomes of young people with disability.
Students, teachers, schools, educators and employers were winners in the fifth year of the prestigious Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Applied Learning Awards, including some young people that have been undertaking Ticket to Work activities.
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.