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Sarah's story

Customised Employment and Micro Business
“Working has been great for Sarah’s independence. Through doing work experience while at school, she learned the skills to use public transport. She can now get all around Perth via bus or train” says Sarah’s mum Miriam.
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Jenny: BIZLINK Support Coordinator (Support Coordinator for Sarah)

Customised Employment and Micro Business, Employers
Jenny Liew is a Support Coordinator for Disability Employment Services at BIZLINK in WA. Her role is to assist clients in their jobs and support them to maintain open employment, focusing on personalising the support to the client’s needs to ensure they have meaningful participation in employment.
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Charlotte's story

After School Jobs
Charlotte got her first taste of work in 2018 at Two Before Ten Café while in year 12. This after school job is where she brewed her love for food and coffee. The early participation in work has opened more employment doors for Charlotte. She is now 20 years old and has two jobs
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Danielle's story

After School Jobs
Ticket to Work presents Danielle Tascas’s story, showcasing how connecting a student with disability to the world of work through a collaborative approach can have a positive impact for all involved.
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Watch Danielle's story

After School Jobs
Danielle was absolutely thrilled to be part of the Ticket to Work After-School Job Pilot; she had wanted a job and to do something more than school.
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Jack (Employment Consultant Perspective)

After School Jobs
Colby and his parents have wanted to find employment that could fit around his school commitments and was close to home. For Colby, an understanding employer that would provide consistency and allow him to learn his own way was important.
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Watch Kyle's story

After School Jobs
Watch Kyle Mitchell's story, showcasing how connecting a student with disability to the world of work through a collaborative approach can have a positive impact for all involved
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Brayden's story

ASbAT
Brayden hopes to use his traineeship with EPIC as a stepping stone to gain transferrable skills that will support his eventual goal of joining the Police Dog Squad.
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Anthony's story

ASbAT
Anthony decided to commence a Certificate II in Business to prepare him for work life and increase his opportunities. Ever since then, he has been focused on the future. He’s confident that he will reach his employment goals now that he has work experience.
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Courtney's story

After School Jobs
Courtney was looking for her first job, to start to earn some of her own money. She was keen to work as a crew member at McDonalds, just like many of her peers. Through the Ticket to Work network and support of the After School Job pilot, Courtney now has that job!
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Krystal's story

After School Jobs
I wanted Krystal to experience a supportive working environment where she can get some real world experience, so when the time comes for her to attend her first job interview, she will have more confidence in herself.
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Deb (employer of Kyle)

Employers
Deb feels that having Kyle join the team has contributed to everyone’s ability to communicate with each other, especially in the kitchen.
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Bruce (employer of Gavin)

Employers
Since taking Gavin on, and with the help of staff from Epic Assist, GMG has taken on two more students with disability from within the Ticket to Work network for a traineeship, with the hope to offer them employment when they finish school.
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Kane (employer of Kyle)

Employers
Kane says a highlight of working with Kyle is that “He is here 10 minutes early every day, which is what I look for in an employee. That brings a little bit of a smile to my face.”
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Kevin (father of Kallen)

Parents
A highlight for Kevin was when he saw his son going to work wearing a uniform for the first time and looking part of the team. “He feels like he’s progressing through life, it makes him feel like he’s one of the boys” Kevin said.
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Sue (mother of Sophie)

Customised Employment and Micro Business
Like all good things in life, Sophie’s meaningful employment took time to achieve. However, with patience and determination, it happened, as I believe it can for all young people with disability.
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Helen's story

After School Jobs
Helen works as an employment consultant for EGF Solutions in Geelong and is part of the Ticket to Work network alongside other key services for young people with disabilities.
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Dot's story

After School Jobs, Parents
Dot is a big believer in giving kids the encouragement to try new things. She is the grandparent and primary carer to Danielle, a young participant in the Ticket to Work After Schools Job pilot.
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Petros' story

After School Jobs
Petros Christou, a year 12 with an intellectual disability at Berendale Secondary School, has landed his first ever job at Big W. Supported by the Ticket to Work network through the After School Jobs pilot project, Petros has a chance to be like all other secondary students and be supported to have a part-time after school job.
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Harry's story

After School Jobs
Cozido’s Bakery in Moorabbin was the perfect first ever job for Harry Smith, a year 12 student at Berendale Secondary School. With the support of his local Ticket to Work network and a pilot project, Harry now works 4 hours a week at his local bakery as a kitchen hand and is loving it.
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Julian’s story

After School Jobs
Julian loves basketball and with the support of Ticket to Work has scored himself a job at Nunawading Basketball Stadium – a dream of his. As a year 11 student with Down syndrome, Julian wanted the same rite of passage as his peers – the chance to have an after-school job.
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Sean’s story

After School Jobs
Sean Weiss is a year 12 student at Berendale School in Moorabbin. He also just saved the Bunnings Moorabbin store from being thieved $2,500 in stock! Sean has an intellectual disability and was supported to get his first job at Bunnings though the ‘After School Job pilot’ run by his local Ticket to Work network.
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Matt's story

Customised Employment and Micro Business
Matt Simson has a passion for tinkering with engines and bringing new life to old machines. Matt has been repairing garden equipment and small motors since he left school. To learn more about engines Matt did the Certificate in Small Engines course at Chisholm Institute in 2012.
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Two Before Ten café (Employer of Charlotte)

Employers
Jen, the venue manager at Two Before Ten café, has a commitment to her local community. She was approached by the Ticket to Work network to potentially provide some work experience for Charlotte, a year 12 student with Down Syndrome. Jen says, “I wanted to give someone a go.”
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Lynda (mother of Charlotte)

Parents
Lynda is the mother of Charlotte, a year 12 student with Down Syndrome who has been busy over the past year taking part in six difference work experience placements. Through Ticket to Work and the support of Charlotte’s school, Lynda now feels more positive about Charlotte finishing school.
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Maryborough Sports Club, Employer of Brock Dreger

Employers
Since starting his career at the Maryborough Sports Club, Brock Dreger has gone from strength to strength and is a valued member of the organisation. Brock is a young man with speech language impairment who commenced his Australian School based Apprenticeship and Traineeship at the Maryborough Sports Club three years ago.
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Sue (parent of Michael)

Parents
Michael’s dream job is to own his own a coffee cart, where he can make biscuits and coffee and can employ other young people with disability from his school. Michael is in year 12 at Black Mountain School and has autism spectrum disorder.
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Fara’s story

ASbAT
A retail traineeship was the perfect match for school student Fara’s first job. Fara was introduced to EPIC Assist via the Ticket to Work initiative at his school in 2017. EPIC uses the Ticket to Work approach to build a supportive local network for students, and with integrated services and support, students receive improved employment.
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Lachlan’s story

ASbAT
Lachlan Ward Curran may only be in Year 11, but he’s already making steps to kick-start his future career. Lachlan connected with EPIC Assist (EPIC) and started his Certificate II in Retail Services traineeship in March 2017. Every Tuesday Lachlan has a day away from school, heading to an eight-hour shift at Woolworths Garden City.
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Gandel Philanthropy

ASbAT
Exacerbated by high youth unemployment – sitting at 21% in “hot spots” such as Tasmania – research shows that less than 10% of people with a significant disability participate in the workforce, yet there are more than 680,000 students with disability in Australia.
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Simu’s story

ASbAT
EPIC Assist is proud to be involved in the Ticket to Work initiative. Ticket to Work takes a partnership approach to improving the employment and education outcomes of young people with disability. EPIC uses the Ticket to Work approach to build a supportive local network for students.
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Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School

ASbAT
By Garry Heald from Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School. I attended a forum two years ago on Ticket to Work held by Community Transition Support (CTS). The element that jumped out at me was the great opportunity for our students to participate in the Ticket to Work interview process.
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Kyal's story

Customised Employment and Micro Business
Kyal Chamberlain is a 19 year old student with autism and ADHD. He started out by making healthy treats for the family husky Apollo, which soon turned into a successful business with thousands of happy furry customers. Kyal began his micro-business ‘Kyal’s Doggy Delights’ when he was 16 years old.
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Student Ashleigh Edwards gets dream job & meets the PM

ASbAT
At just 18, Ashleigh Edwards has already achieved her dream job – sorting letters and parcels in the mail room at Parliament House. The teenager, who has autism, is a year 12 student at The Woden School for students with a disability and other special needs.
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Blake’s Story

ASbAT
Blake Kirkbride is a young man who connected with Ticket to Work through EPIC Assist in Maryborough. Ticket to Work supports student with disability to build their employability skills by supporting their transition from school to employment. With support through EPIC, Blake started a school-based traineeship while attending Maryborough State High School.
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Elias pathway (so far)

Customised Employment and Micro Business
Elias Joslin – is part of Ticket to Work, a partnership initiative to support young people with significant disability make a transition from school to work. Elias is a recent school leaver from Busselton who is working as a trolley collector while preparing for his future.
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Sarah's story

Customised Employment and Micro Business
Sarah Wardle – Serco Employee Sarah enjoys working in the HR department for Serco at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Sarah works four days a week in a role that was specifically designed to maximise her skills and abilities. The job involves a range of tasks including the assembling of induction packages and greeting new staff.
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Program helps youth into work

ASbAT
Stephen Parsons’ work life is testimony to what can happen and when a person with a disability gets an opportunity to improve his skills. Mr Parsons is part of Ticket to Work initiative which helps young people get into the workforce.
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Ella’s story

Customised Employment and Micro Business
“It has helped her become more resilient and is building on her confidence when dealing with the many types of people she encounters.” High school students with disability are receiving the support they need to prepare for work and community life as part of an Australian-first project.
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Bunnings (Mentone Store)

ASbAT
Since starting his career at Bunnings five years ago, Oliver Curtis has become a valued long-standing member of the Bunnings team. While in his final years of school Oliver was offered the opportunity to improve his employability skills and work towards his employment goals through Ticket to Work.
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Jayden’s passion for cooking

ASbAT
Jayden Bell is a former student of Montague Continuing Education Centre, a senior secondary school for students with intellectual disability. He is also a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) graduate, Duke of Edinburgh award recipient, youth group leader and an aspiring chef.
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Jack finds success in gardening

ASbAT
Jack is a 20 years old and works as a gardener with Concerns R Growing. In his final years of school at Berendale School in Victoria, Jack was offered the opportunity to participate in Ticket to Work.
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Innovative careers program wins award

ASbAT
Young people with disability are challenging limiting stereotypes and preparing for independent lives after school. A group of senior students at Naranga, a specialist school in Frankston, are proving that young people with disability are able to develop the skills needed for success in the world of work.
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Hannah wins an award for excellence

ASbAT
Hannah is an 18-year-old student of Claremont College in Tasmania and a Business Administration trainee who has been recognised by her employer for her excellent work. As a young person with a disability who has employment aspirations, Hannah is taking part in Ticket to Work.
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Nomaan’s journey from school to work

ASbAT
Nomaan is a 21 year old kitchen steward at Melbourne’s Crown Casino and an aspiring actor. A former student at Berendale School, Nomaan became a participant in Ticket to Work during school when he saw an opportunity to pursue his career interests and learn more about the world of work.
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Sam launches into his business administration career

ASbAT
Sam is a proud Business Administration Trainee working as a part-time employee in a busy office environment. Through ‘Ticket to Work’ Sam is completing a School-based Traineeship which requires him to work 13 hours per week in the workplace and attend St Bede’s College for the remainder of the week.
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Arnold swings a retail golf career

ASbAT
Arnold, a student at Berendale School, is a proud retail trainee at Melbourne’s Southern Golf Club receiving support and assistance from two Ticket to Work partners; Youth Connect and Marriott Employment Options.
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Snippers Garden Care

ASbAT
Phillip undertook a Ticket to Work Australian School-based Traineeship (ASbAT) with Snippers Garden Care, a sole operator gardening maintenance business, during 2012. While completing his horticulture School-based Traineeship, Phillip was also completing his secondary studies at Berendale School.
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NDIS School to Work - Overview

Customised Employment and Micro Business
This Video created by NDIA profiles the work of Perth Hills Ticket to Work network working with NDIA in the School to Work pilot that provides students with 150 hours of customised employment support to assist them to transition in open employment or self-employment.
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NDIS Stories - Oni's choice and control with the NDIS

Customised Employment and Micro Business
This Video created by the NDIA profiles Oni, a Ticket to Work participant in the Perth Hills region and part of NDIS trial. The Ticket to Work network supported Oni to take on an School based Traineeship at the Westpac bank.