Kyal Chamberlain

Kyal Chamberlain

Kyal Chamberlain is a 16 year old student with autism and ADHD. He lives at home with his parents, sister, brother and family dog Apollo. Kyal participated in the NDIA School to Work transition pilot in Western Australia through Rocky Bay disability service. Rocky Bay staff were trained and mentored in the use of customised […]

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The Woden School Student Ashleigh Edwards gets dream job sorting mail at Parliament House- and meets the PM.

The Woden School Student Ashleigh Edwards gets dream job sorting mail at Parliament House- and meets the PM.

  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. The school was able to negotiate a 10-week […]

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Blake’s Story

Blake’s Story

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. EPIC was able […]

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Elias pathway (so far)

Elias pathway (so far)

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. After leaving school, Elias secured a work trial at […]

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Sarah Wardle

Sarah Wardle

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. As […]

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Ella’s Story

Ella’s Story

“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. The National Disability Insurance Agency’s school-to-work project gives […]

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Program helps youth into work

Program helps youth into work

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 program which helps young people get into the workforce. Today, he works at the Burleigh Surf Life-saving Club while he completes a Certificate […]

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Tasmanian Ticket to Work participants get recognised for their great work

Tasmanian Ticket to Work participants get recognised for their great work

Tasmanian Ticket to Work participants get recognised for their great work. Ticket to Work participants have taken a clean sweep at the Tasmania training awards. Jacob, Hannah and Rhiannon are all part of the Southern Tasmania Ticket to Work initiative. Ticket to Work is a national initiative that creates employment pathways for young Australians with […]

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Bunnings (Mentone Store)

Bunnings (Mentone Store)

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, a national initiative that supports young people […]

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Jayden’s passion for cooking

Jayden’s passion for cooking

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. Jayden has a mild intellectual disability and has been diagnosed with Asperger […]

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Jack finds success in gardening

Jack finds success in gardening

  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. As he has autism, the local Ticket to Work network brought together various community agencies that could […]

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Innovative careers program wins award

Innovative careers program wins award

  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. They are participating in a Careers […]

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Hannah wins an award for excellence

Hannah wins an award for excellence

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, an initiative that supports young people with disability to access […]

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Nomaan’s journey from school to work

Nomaan’s journey from school to work

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. As he has autism, Ticket […]

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Sam launches into his business administration career

Sam launches into his business administration career

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, where he is completing his […]

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Arnold swings a retail golf career

Arnold swings a retail golf career

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. Youth Connect’s Workplace Learning Coordinators Program (WLC) has been a partner in the Bayside Glen Eira Kingston ‘Ticket to Work’ program for four […]

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Snippers Garden Care

Snippers Garden Care

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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