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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
2018 has been a huge year for Ticket to Work and National Disability Services. Our networks have achieved great outcomes for young people with disability across Australia as seen in the outcome report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This month, NDS sat down with Jessica De Masi, Coordinator at Inclusion WA, to talk about the organisation’s involvement in a pilot that aims to give students the best opportunity to start their post-school lives with employment.
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).
In the area of school to work transition, the NDIS interfaces with the school education, training and the employment sectors. Ticket to Work networks have found that there can be some confusion around responsibilities for activities that would benefit school to work transition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.