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.
This suite of resources articulates the key components of best practice for supporting the transition from school to employment for young adults with disability in Australia, based on the best available evidence.
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.
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).
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.