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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.