Inquiry into school to work transition
National Disability Service (NDS) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools. As the peak body in Victoria and Australia for non-government disability service providers, NDS works both to support the employment of people with disability and for the support and maintenance of a robust and sustainable disability workforce. As such, this submission is divided into two sections:
Section 1: The importance of career support for students with disability in schools, to ensure increased workforce participation rates; and
Section 2: The need for career advisors to be cognisant of the disability workforce as a workforce currently experiencing huge growth, and the opportunities that are available for all students to work in this field.