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.
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 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.
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.
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.