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).
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.
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 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.