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Andy’s levelling up his IT skills with work experience

Andy’s levelling up his IT skills with work experience Meet Andy, a participant of Mai-Wel’s Step Up program. Andy has recently been exploring various industries and work experience opportunities to discover what type of job industries he’s interested in. After completing six weeks of work experience in I.T. with Tame that Computer in Kurri Kurri, Andy thinks he may have found a career path that suits him! When Andy started supports with Step Up he expressed a strong interest in the I.T. industry, particularly in computers and how [...]

Brad’s crafting his employment skills with Spotlight

Brad’s crafting his employment skills with Spotlight Brad is currently on the journey to employment with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions. Brad started supports in Mai-Wel during high school through the Get Started program. Get Started is a transition service designed specifically for Year 10/11/12 students to prepare them for the world of work after school life. During his supports, Brad spent lots of time completing employment discovery work, allowing him to be open to exploring different industries to discover what type of employment would be right for him long-term. [...]

Chantelle’s path to success with TtW!

Chantelle’s path to success with TtW! Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions’ Transition to Work program assists young people aged 15-24 years old to discover the employment path they would like to journey down, and what steps to take to achieve these goals. Chantelle recently achieved an amazing outcome with Transition to Work by finding a fantastic traineeship that has allowed her to continue her studies and get a foot in the door of the finance industry at the same time! Chantelle told us all about her journey with Transition to [...]

Donations needed! Help our job seekers dress to impress with Thrive Workwear

Donations needed! Help our job seekers dress to impress with Thrive Workwear When it comes to starting a new job, or preparing for a job interview, it’s always best to dress to impress and make that first impression count. That’s why Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions is introducing our new Thrive Workwear initiative, to ensure Mai-Wel job seekers can look their best and feel confident as they take these steps into employment. We understand that purchasing appropriate business wear can be an expensive exercise, particularly for those who may be [...]

Emily’s trying new things during work experience

Emily’s trying new things during work experience As part of Mai-Wel’s Work Life Connect ‘School Leaver Employment Supports’ program at Cessnock, Emily has been taking part in some work experience at Bombora Surf Shop. Emily started with Work Life Connect using her School Leaver Employment Supports funding, with the goal of trying new things, adapting to change and gaining some skills for employment. Work Life Connect offers School Leaver Employment Support programs with aims to prepare participants for the world of work by providing opportunities for skill-building, building workplace [...]

Step Up are making menus and serving hungry Mai-Wel staff to learn job skills

Step Up are making menus and serving hungry Mai-Wel staff to learn job skills Participants of Mai-Wel’s School Leaver Employment Supports Step Up program have been developing their work capacity, hospitality skills and WHS knowledge in the Thrive Café. Thrive Cafe is a simulated workspace and commercial kitchen in the Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions office in Maitland, where participants gain hands-on skills and experience in a supportive environment. Using this space, participants are able to learn about and practice serving of hot and cold beverages and food items to [...]

George’s step towards employment after school

George's step towards employment after school Meet George, who has been using his School Leaver Employment Supports funding from the NDIS to access Mai-Wel’s Step Up program for approximately 12 months. During this time, George has been working towards his main goal, which is to obtain employment. Step Up have been helping George work towards this goal by creating avenues for him to explore the eight employability skills: communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative, planning and organizing, self-management, learning and technology. With Step Up, George has also engaged in [...]

Nadine’s taken the first steps towards open employment

Nadine's taken the first steps towards open employment Meet Nadine, an attendee of Mai-Wel’s Step Up, who was very excited to recently complete her first course. Nadine was supported by Step Up, which she engages in using her NDIS funding for 1:1 supports, to complete an online Vocational Pathways course. With the help of her Support Worker Lisa to assist with reading and writing, Nadine was able to learn all about the expectations and requirements in the workplace. She has now completed the course, gaining an official qualification [...]

Sharon is getting ready for the hospitality world with work experience!

Sharon is getting ready for the hospitality world with work experience! Once again, St Joseph’s College have teamed up with Mai-Wel’s Step Up to provide Sharon with some experience in the hospitality industry by helping out in the school’s canteen. Sharon started work experience at St Joseph’s College canteen at the start of 2021, when Term 1 commenced, where she will continue to attend every Thursday for some time. Along with attending Step Up supports in Maitland, this work experience will help Sharon build up her workplace capacity [...]

Aimie’s experiencing the world of work with Step Up!

Aimie’s experiencing the world of work with Step Up! Aimie is currently completing work experience at Rashays, Stockland Greenhills, as part of Mai-Wel’s Step Up program. Step Up is a program that is available for people with a disability to build their work capacity in order to gain open employment in the future. For Aimie, who has worked in an Australian Disability Enterprise since 2008, her NDIS funding to access capacity building supports has allowed her to take part in the Step Up program. Now Aimie is exploring [...]

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