The Disability Trust’s employment services, Workskills and WorkAbility assisted over 400 job seekers into employment in the last year. That is close to eight jobs a week which shows the dedication of our teams in preparing our job seekers for work and matching them to the right jobs.
The Disability Trust strongly believes that in a wealthy and progressive society such as Australia we should be able to offer more than just a life on welfare for people with disability who have a capacity to work. To achieve this end we are ably supported by a large group of business contacts that we have built up over a long periodof time.
Illawarra Vocational Services is The Disability Trust’s Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE). During the last 12 months IVS has continued to build its reputation for providing meaningful and valued work for people with a disability. A real highlight this year has been the development of the new Willow Garden Program. IVS is always looking for better opportunities to support people with disabilities and through a generous funding grant from Wests Illawarra we have been able to make this a reality.
For many young people who have just finished Year 12, The Trust’s two year Transition to Work Programme provides relevant skills training to enter the workforce directly or assistance to access Vocational Training as a step closer to paid employment. This year we helped a number of young people achieve qualifications including a Diploma in Screen and Media, Cert III in Retail, Cert III in Signwriting and Cert II in Bar Operations. Others were assisted into mainstream employment.
January 18, 2017