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Social skills that are out of this world!

In this strange, new and restricted world of COVID-19, Life FUNdamentals Cessnock participants have found a way to engage together in a world of their own creation! Taking to the screen and the page, participants have started a Dungeons and Dragons game, which they play together over Zoom. The participants have created characters that have defined personality traits and flaws, their own world view and backgrounds, which the players use to navigate a world designed by the group. In this world they spend time having fun, saving the day [...]

Some positive changes and opportunities have come from these times

Although COVID-19 has thrown The Hub Maitland and Cessnock many challenges, it goes without saying that staff  and participants have pulled together and remained positive and energised during this time. Although services have adapted in line with the social standards, and most importantly to ensure the safety and health of staff and participants, it is far from doom and gloom at The Hub! Rather, there are some exciting new opportunities and constructive changes. To spread a little positivity and happiness, here is a list of the top positive changes, in [...]

Emily loves being part of the team at Your Discount Chemist

With support from Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Emily has successfully gained employment as a store assistant at Your Discount Chemist, where she has worked three afternoons a week since she commenced the role at the end of 2019. Emily’s duties include cleaning, tidying and refilling stock, as well as providing customer service. One of her favourite parts of her role is working alongside her supportive co-workers. Her team makes it easy for her to put on her uniform and badge before each shift. Over the [...]

By |2020-05-19T09:33:11+10:0019th May, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Working Life|

Introducing Gabby

At the start of 2020, before the madness of COVID-19 kicked in, we had the pleasure of interviewing our participant Gabby. She's been with Mai-Wel for 7 years and is kept busy by engaging in various services across the organisation; Life FUNdamentals, Creative Arts, Leisure Links, Get Started and Disability Employment Services with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS). Gabby's introduction to Mai-Wel was with Get Started, MWLFS’ school to work transition service, that she participated in while completing Year 11 at Maitland High School. Each Friday of the school term, [...]

BNI Premium members hear insight from local employer and MWLFS job seeker

Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) is a proud member of BNI Premium, the Kurri-based branch of the internal business networking and referral organisation. Employment Consultant, Ally Meyn is the MWLFS representative who attends weekly meetings at Kurri Kurri TAFE.   At a recent meeting, Ally had the opportunity to give a presentation to BNI members about the services provided by MWLFS to job seekers and local business. Joining Ally was MWLFS job seeker, Geoff, and his employer Noel from Huntlee Academy.   With Ally, Geoff spoke about his time [...]

By |2020-05-15T14:21:18+10:0015th May, 2020|Other|

Codie secures dream job with KFC

Congratulations to Codie, a Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) job seeker success, for gaining employment at KFC Newcastle! Codie loves her role as a casual Dining Room Attendant. It is her absolute dream job! Codie’s duties extend beyond the dining room. She provides customer service in the busy restaurant and helps her colleagues in the kitchen by packing the fridges, making and packing boxes for orders. She works three shifts each week and is working towards learning new skills and increasing working hours in the future to [...]

By |2020-05-14T14:58:16+10:0014th May, 2020|Other|

Struggling to keep up with you scanning while working from home? Mai-Wel Enterprises can help!

Did you know Mai-Wel Enterprises can scan your business or personal documents for electronic archiving? Make accessing your business’ documents easier by sending them through to the team at Mai-Wel Enterprises to be scanned into a text-searchable PDF/A format. This allows for bulk uploads into digital record management systems. We can change the dreaded search for that ‘one particular line’ from a lengthy venture into the filing cabinet to an easy one-word computer search, without having to leave the comfort of your desk! The cherry on top? Mai-Wel Enterprises ALSO [...]

By |2020-05-12T10:43:05+10:0011th May, 2020|Other|

Ethan’s Step Up to KFC work experience

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 [...]

By |2020-05-08T16:11:09+10:008th May, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Other, Working Life|

William’s Work Success at The Sign Place!

In November 2019, William, a participant of Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Get Started and Step Up initiatives, gained employment as a cleaner and maintenance worker with The Sign Place, Maitland! William's job search with Mai-Wel commenced when he was referred by his teachers at Mount View High School to Mai-Wel's Cessnock-based Get Started. William attended Get Started for four hours each week during his school terms to develop his skills for employment and post-school activities. Get Started is Mai-Wel's innovative School to Work transition service designed specifically for Year [...]

By |2020-05-12T16:22:53+10:008th May, 2020|Other|

Aimie’s Beyond Bank work experience

For six weeks in early 2020, Step Up's Aimie participated in some business administration work experience at Beyond Bank Greenhills. Each Thursday afternoon, Aimie helped out the busy Beyond Bank staff with a variety of administration tasks. It was a great opportunity for her to build on her communication skills, IT skills and confidence in the workplace. Aimie counts her time at Beyond Bank as one of the highlights of her Step Up supports. “I really like the way Beyond Bank work. Since joining [...]

By |2020-05-07T14:41:44+10:007th May, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Working Life|