Improving school transitions get Australian young people with disability into jobs

The current transition to employment support systems are largely failing Australian young people with disability and condemning these young people to a marginalised and dependant life with reduced opportunity for social and economic participation, according to a new report by Ticket to Work. The Transitions to Employment of Australian Young People with Disability and the […]

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Young people with disability get their Ticket to Work

In a mere seven months of Australian Government funding Ticket to Work has shown that … well … it works! Ticket to Work is an initiative that brings communities together to improve the transition and employment outcomes of young people with disability. Ticket to Work was borne out of research which shows that, in Australia, […]

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Bunnings is the Ticket to Work for Local Teenager

It’s impossible to wipe the grin off the face of local teenager, Oliver, after receiving an award for delivering outstanding customer service to the patrons of Bunnings Warehouse, Mentone. Oliver was presented with this award at a recent staff meeting in front of his friends and work colleagues. Of this award, Oliver said, “I feel […]

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Planting Student Career Paths

Planting a career in horticulture has bloomed into accredited industry certificates for eleven local secondary students.  The Berendale School and Montague Continuing Education Centre students, who undertook this School Based Traineeship program during 2013, are now the very proud recipients of a Certificate II in Horticulture qualification and a step closer towards a career in […]

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Working together for their Ticket

Young people with disability are not successfully transitioning from school into further training or employment; a factor that is an indicator of long term, and often life-long, disadvantage. In Australia, young people with disability are more likely to drop out of school early, be excluded from the labour force, have fewer educational qualifications, experience poverty […]

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Ticket to Work young people win Applied Learning Awards

Students, teachers, schools, educators and employers were winners in the fifth year of the prestigious Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Applied Learning Awards, including some young people that have been undertaking Ticket to Work activities. Opened by the Victorian Minister for Education, The Hon. Martin Dixon, the Applied Learning Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements and […]

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Ticket to Work Video Released

Ticket to Work recently released a four minute video about Ticket to Work initiative. This video profiles the Ticket to Work program and features short interviews with a variety of program partners including employers, students, school staff and partner organisations. The video was produced by Year 11 media students at Sandringham College.

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Ticket to Work Wins Victorian Education Award

Ticket to Work, a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) program for students with intellectual disabilities, is the 2013 recipient of a Victorian ‘Education and Excellence Award’.  Ticket to Work won the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) ‘Outstanding Youth Pathways and Transitions Award’ after being shortlisted from amongst many other worthy secondary […]

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