Our approach has three separate components:
- Work experience
- Preparing for the work environment including social interaction
- Skills training
Firstly we co-ordinate with employers to seek out work experience opportunities for each student. We know this is the best way to develop relevant employment skills. Because we have supported many students with diverse interests and abilities, we recognise that it’s equally important for students to understand the social and cultural expectations of the workplace. In addition, specific skills or technical know-how may be required for the particular job the student is aiming for. In many cases, participants go to TAFE to develop certain skills, some students take online courses and we also recruit specialists to teach skills onsite or in the community. You may need to go through a number of steps to reach your career goals or to get your ‘ideal job’. Everyone is different – we help you find your direction and the best way to get to where you want to be.