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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.