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University for people with intellectual disability

4 March 2024, Policy/Research
All students should be supported to achieve the educational outcomes they desire, including people with intellectual disabilities. We have put together a snapshot of the literature that exists on inclusive higher education. It provides an overview of the critical issues related to potential opportunities in Australia.
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Ticket to Work- Winter edition

22 August 2023, Newsletters
Welcome to the winter edition of the Ticket to Work news. In this edition we share our Inclusive Career Development tools, learning and community practice guidelines, our story on the Geelong Inclusion Network (GIN) and Sara Murphy from TransCen from the USA presentations.
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Inclusive Pathways to Employment (IPE)

8 December 2022, Media
At BSL we believe that we can create better systems that improve transition to decent work for young people with disability. Though funding from Paul Ramsay Foundation we are taking a system lens to improving transition to decent work. We will share more information as we progress.
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The Founders Award 2022

1 December 2022, Articles
Congratulations Michelle Wakeford on receiving the 2022 Australian Centre for Career Education (ACCE) Founders Award 2022. Michelle was honoured for her work in improving career and life opportunities of young people with disability.
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Ticket to Work’s 10-year anniversary

16 September 2022, Articles
We celebrate Ticket to Work’s 10-year anniversary, coming from humble beginnings (the first 2 years with no funding), sustained by a community's grassroots grit and determination to do better when supporting young people with disability.
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Skills & Jobs Summit

14 September 2022, Articles
The Skills and Jobs Summit was held this month with a focus on expanding employment opportunities for all Australians including the most disadvantaged. We had two young people and our Executive Director Travers McLeod be part of a panel session.
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National Youth Disability Summit

14 June 2022, Events
The National Youth Disability Summit is a three-day, fully online conference, designed by and for young people with disability to give us a real say about our futures! The summit will be held from Tuesday the 5 -7 July 2022.
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Schools project - Inclusive career development

17 March 2022, Policy/Research
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.
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We have moved to the Brotherhood of St Laurence

1 March 2022, Media
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.
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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 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.
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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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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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Young people with disability get their Ticket to Work

24 June 2014, Media
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.
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Ticket to Work young people win Applied Learning Awards

18 October 2013, Media
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.
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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.

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