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Dylan’s hitting the road with his forklift licence!

Dylan’s hitting the road with his forklift licence Dylan was able to successfully gain his forklift licence and is already making use of this in his workplace! While taking part in Mai-Wel’s Step Up program, Dylan is building skills, confidence and capacity for work. He identified that he was extremely interested in the transport industry, and that gaining his forklift licence would be a great first step to entering this industry. Dylan attended the Hunter Plant Operator Training School (HPOTS) at Cessnock for three days, completing both practical [...]

Brielle’s Volunteering Experience at Miracle Assistance Dogs

Brielle’s Volunteering Experience at Miracle Assistance Dogs Brielle has been taking part in Mai-Wel’s Get Started throughout Year 11. Through this program she has been volunteering at Miracle Assistance Dogs Inc. in East Maitland. Mai Wel’s Get Started is a unique program that assists students with disability in Year 11 and 12 to make a successful transition from school to work or other post-school vocational options of their choosing. Through Get Started, Brielle is working on improving her communication and teamwork skills. Taking part in some work experience [...]

Sarah’s achieving her employment and education goals with MWLFS

Sarah’s achieving her employment and education goals with MWLFS We last spoke to Sarah about how she had been discovering her passion for youth work and building her qualifications with help from MWLFS Disability Employment Services (DES). Sarah has since been supported to enrol in further studies of choice and is currently completing her Diploma of Counselling. She began her job search with DES and was supported to apply for suitable roles. When Sarah successfully gained an interview, her Case Worker helped her prepare and build some tools [...]

Skylah’s journey to employment with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions

Skylah’s journey to employment with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Skylah came to Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions with a goal to seek employment in the cleaning industry. After some hard work and perseverance, Skylah not only successfully gained her Certificate III in Cleaning Operations, but has secured part-time employment! Skylah told us a little bit about her journey to employment. “Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions offered me to take part in the Cleaning Operations course and supported me to enrol and complete all the theory components. “My course was meant to take place [...]

Beyond Bank is doubling donations for people with disability and job seekers in Cessnock

Beyond Bank is doubling donations for people with disability and job seekers in Cessnock We are calling on our local community to help raise money for Mai-Wel’s Cessnock site. Donations made to Mai-Wel on 23 and 24 November 2021 via Beyond Bank’s online fundraising portal will be doubled up to $10,000! In 2020, Mai-Wel brought it’s Cessnock-based services under the one roof at 201 Vincent Street joining Mai-Wel’s community, social and recreational NDIS supports together with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions employment services. The new site is a one-stop-shop for [...]

Brad’s driven to be the first in his family to gain their L’s!

Brad’s driven to be the first in his family to gain their L’s! Meet Brad, a participant of Mai-Wel’s Step Up program aimed at supporting people with disability to build their skills, capacity and confidence for work after leaving school. Brad entered the Step Up program with the goal to become the first person in his family to gain their driver’s licence! Currently Brad and his family rely on public transport, and Brad is fully independent in getting to and from using the bus and train routes in [...]

Maitland Business Chamber provides volunteering opportunity to Step Up participants

Maitland Business Chamber provides volunteering opportunity to Step Up participants Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions job seekers gained valuable event preparation work experience with Maitland Business Chamber. Thanks go to Kate, Executive Officer of the Maitland Business Chamber who offered the volunteer work experience opportunity to job seekers interested in gaining some hands-on experience in event preparation. This was a perfect opportunity for participants of Mai-Wel’s Step Up program, who are building capacity for working life opportunities and eager to gain experience in a range of different work types. The physical [...]

Walking for Wellbeing!

Walking for Wellbeing! The Step Up Crew at Cessnock have been lacing up their sneakers once a week to go walking 1:1 with Support Worker Trish as part of their Fitness and Wellbeing program. Step Up is Mai-Wel LabourForce Solution’s pre-employment support program for young people with disability who are building skills for work after leaving school. The Fitness and Wellbeing program aims to help participants to get fit for work, promoting healthy body and mind, building physical skills for the workplace and working on socialising and communication [...]

Job Seekers are digging training opportunities with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions

Job Seekers are digging training opportunities with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Back in May of 2021, Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions was able to provide job seekers an opportunity to complete their Skid Steer (bobcat) and Excavation tickets with Signature Learning & Development! The training took place over three days in May out at Farley. During these three days, job seekers were given practical, hands-on opportunities to operate Earthmoving equipment. Obtaining their tickets in Skid Steer and Excavation is not only a great way to upskill, but also opens the door [...]

Dungog Students Get Started to Leap from School to Work!

Dungog Students Get Started to Leap from School to Work! Mai-Wel’s High School transition to work service is coming to Dungog. Mai Wel’s Get Started is a unique program that assists students with disability in Year 11 and 12 to make a successful transition from school to work or other post-school vocational options of their choosing. Students attend tailored supports one day a week to gain training, mentoring and planned assistance to discover what their journey to employment may look like. Currently provided in Maitland and Cessnock, Mai-Wel [...]

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