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Thrive Scents – learning employment skills never smelled so sweet!

In Mai-Wel’s Thrive Scents initiative, participants are able to experience a simulated workplace creating soy candles and melts. Thrive Scents is a centre-based initiative that runs on Tuesday from 9am-12:30pm. During this time, participants are able to experience working in a production line environment that has been developed to simulate a real workplace. In doing so, they are able to work in a team, communicating effectively with others, using technology in the work place as well as building their employability skills. These skills are all vital in successfully obtaining [...]

By |2020-05-05T16:23:30+10:005th May, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Working Life|

MWLFS staff take a virtual walk to Victoria as part of the isolation walking challenge

While working from home, the Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Disability Employment Services (DES) and Transition to Work (TtW) teams from both Maitland and Cessnock offices have taken on a walking challenge with a goal of collectively walking the distance of Maitland to Sydney and back in only eight days. That’s a total of 330 kilometres! 26 staff members agreed to take on the walking challenge and after just one day, they had collectively walked to Hornsby. The original challenge just wasn't enough! The destination was quickly moved further south [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:46:08+10:004th May, 2020|Other|

Mai-Wel’s 10th Annual Gala Ball to be held in 2021

Last Saturday night, 2nd May 2020, would have been Mai-Wel’s 60th Anniversary Gala Ball celebration at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and, while I do love the comfort of my own home, I, like many other Ball-goers was disappointed that I wasn’t frocking up for the occasion. While it was unfortunate we could not celebrate with our community and long-time supporters, I take comfort in knowing we have made the right decision early to postpone the event. I am delighted to announce that the Gala Ball will return in 2021 [...]

By |2020-05-04T14:48:02+10:004th May, 2020|Events and Fundraising, Gala Ball|

Branden’s hard work recognised with educational scholarship

Congratulations to Branden, participant of Mai-Wel's Get Started initiative and recipient of a 2020 Mentor Support Network Educational Scholarship! He was nominated for the Scholarship by Mai-Wel’s School Transitions Lead Support Cath Crowley, for his drive and determination to achieve his educational and career goals. To support his nomination, Branden was supported my Mai-Wel to attend an interview with the scholarship panel. By the end of 2019 he received the news that he would be a recipient of a 2020 scholarship! Mentor Support Network [...]

By |2020-05-04T14:19:48+10:003rd May, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Working Life|

Adam’s Room Project is Completed!

Earlier in April we heard from Adam, who was working in his centre-based supports at The Hill on making a space of his own. If you missed the story, click here to check it out. For the last couple of weeks, Adam has been very busy completing the major goal for his room – painting! Adam has found painting the walls of his room to be a very fun job, and has gained a sense of independence completing this part of his room project. Photographed, we can see [...]

By |2020-05-03T13:27:40+10:001st May, 2020|Lifestyle and Leisure, The Hill|

Thomas Kick-starts his Career in Warehousing at Rosebrook Sand and Gravel!

Congratulations to Thomas, one of our Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) and Step Up Program success stories, for gaining employment at Rosebrook Sand and Gravel as a cleaner! Read on to hear more about Thomas’ journey with MWLFS that led him to meaningful employment. Very early on, Thomas’ case manager assisted him to identify Warehousing as being a potential employment goal. To work towards this goal, Thomas was supported in enrolling in the Introduction to Warehousing course being run at Kurri Kurri TAFE. The course commenced in February 2020 and ran [...]

By |2020-05-01T12:06:24+10:001st May, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Working Life|

Tom’s Hard Work Brings Great Rewards

For the last two years, Tom has received one on one support, three times a week, at The Hill. During this time, Tom has learnt a variety of skills to help maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle and wellbeing. His progress has been nothing short of amazing! Cooking, budgeting and exercise have been three areas that Tom has worked on over the years. Tom’s cooking skills have improved a great deal, and he can now make a variety of meals independently. Banana pancakes are one of his specialities! Tom has [...]

By |2020-04-30T17:58:45+10:0030th April, 2020|Lifestyle and Leisure, The Hill|

Have you found yourself out of work due to COVID-19?

Have you found yourself out of work due to COVID-19? Have you struggled to gain employment for a while? The team at Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) are here to help. From the offices in Maitland, Cessnock and Dungog, the teams are working with local businesses to fill jobs available and can provide assistance to get you to an interview. We currently have vacancies available in cleaning and laboring roles. We can also help you to prepare for when this crisis is over. We have a number of training opportunities available [...]

By |2020-04-30T17:42:22+10:0030th April, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Working Life|

Gaby Stays Creative at Home!

The Mai-Wel Creative Arts team have moved their face-to-face sessions into the digital age by using the video conferencing app Zoom! Using the Zoom platform has allowed participants to continue receiving one-on-one mentoring online, helping them to stay socially connected and creative from the comfort of their own home. Gabrielle (Gabby) is one Mai-Wel artist who has continued to thrive artistically during isolation with the support of Mai-Wel Creative Arts. Each week she attends an hour long, one-on-one Online Music Mentoring Session with her Music Mentor Dan, as well as [...]

By |2020-04-30T17:09:41+10:0030th April, 2020|Other|

Cameron is making the most of staying home

Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions job seeker Cameron and his case manager have worked hard to identify a suitable career path. He has participated in several activities and programs in order to gain skills and explore possible career pathways. This includes participating in the Pathways workshops at Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutins which included administrative tasks. Cameron has also participated in several goal setting exercises with his consultant. From these capacity building activities, Cameron and his case manager decided on enrolling in a Certificate II in Administration at TAFE NSW. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic [...]

By |2020-04-29T16:05:50+10:0029th April, 2020|Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Working Life|