Since completing school in 2018, Ethan has been participating in Mai-Wel’s Step Up initiative to develop his employment skills and confidence for working life.

With a goal of completing work experience at KFC, Ethan’s Step Up supports included centre-based skill building activities, social and communication supports.

After a year of hard work, Ethan began work experience at KFC in February 2020, working one morning a week for 12 weeks.

This work experience opportunity has been great for Ethan showing that he is able to transfer the skills learnt with Step Up into a real-life workplace. This is a great first step for Ethan in his journey to find permanent meaningful employment.

Well done Ethan!

Mai-Wel’s Step Up is a registered provider of NDIS School Leaver Employment Supports offering individualised and group support for young people for up to two years after finishing Year 12, to build capacity and develop employment skills and confidence to find and sustain employment. Click here for more information.