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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 [...]

Ethan is discovering what options await him post-school with Get Started

Ethan is discovering what options await him post-school with Get Started Ethan has been taking part in the Get Started program at Mai-Wel on Vincent in Cessnock for some time now and is enjoying preparing for the world of work while he’s still finishing up school. Get Started is an in innovative program only available with Mai-Wel. With Get Started, students in Year 10, 11 and 12 are able to start preparing for the world of work and exploring all the different opportunities available for them after school [...]

Danielle’s gets experience for work with Quick Bites Café!

Danielle’s gets experience for work with Quick Bites Café! Once again Quick Bites Cafe has teamed up with Mai-Wel to provide one of our School Leaver Employment Supports participants with a work experience opportunity! Meet Danielle, a participant of Mai-Wel’s Step Up program, which she accesses using her School Leaver Employment Supports funding. The Step Up initiative is delivered to Year 12 school leavers with a disability to support their transition from school to employment. The program aims to build work capacity and alleviate barriers to employment, and is [...]

Montana’s getting a taste for the hospitality industry during work experience at AJ’s Café!

Montana’s getting a taste for the hospitality industry during work experience at AJ’s Café! Two weeks ago, Montana started her first day of work experience at AJ’s Café in Huntlee. She’s been  spending 2 hours per week at the busy café, learning to serve customers and building her customer relationship skills. Her duties include making coffees and other drinks, preparing small meals, delivering food, maintaining high standards of personal hygiene and efficiently cleaning the kitchen and dining area. These skills are very important when working in the hospitality [...]

Life is looking great for Dylan!

Life is looking great for Dylan! Meet Dylan, a Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Disability Employment Services (DES) success story and generally awesome Aussie bloke, who has been smashing goals in all aspects of his life! In the matter of a week, Dylan not only got to get out and have a whole load of fun at Mulletfest Kurri Kurri, he  also gained his dream job of driving trucks with BIC Logistics and welcomed his first child to the world! Joining the transportation industry has been a goal of Dylan’s [...]

New qualifications are opening doors into the labour market for Nazri

New qualifications are opening doors into the labour market for Nazri Meet Nazri, a job seeker from Mai-Wel’s Disability Employment Services (DES) in Cessnock who has recently completed his Certificate III in Warehousing, opening the door to a number of employment opportunities. With DES, Nazri was encouraged to enrol in a Certificate III in Warehousing, through which he was able to gain a number of other certifications including a Forklift licence, working in confined spaces, working at heights and his White Card. Already, Nazri is seeing the benefits [...]

Jacob is qualified and ready to work

Jacob is qualified and ready to work Jacob, a job seeker with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Disability Employment Services Cessnock has earned his Certificate III in Warehousing, opening up a range of new job opportunities for him! Jacob was able to complete his Certificate III by attending Licenses 4 Work at Rutherford two days a week. This qualification will allow Jacob to get a job in the warehousing industry, an area he has always wanted to work in. “Gaining my Certificate III in Warehousing has given me a head [...]

MWLFS presents at Dungog District Chamber of Commerce meeting

MWLFS presents at Dungog District Chamber of Commerce meeting Mai-Wel LabourForce Solution’ s (MWLFS) very own Employment Consultant Carmen Blundell was invited to be a guest speaker at the Dungog District Chamber of Commerce meeting in February which was attended by around 30 local business representatives. Carmen attended the Chamber meeting with helpful resources and information on the various ways MWLFS can assist and support local businesses looking to recruit new staff, as well as providing details of the innovative services available to local youth aged 15 [...]

Jack’s swift trip to employment with MWLFS Transition to Work

Jack's swift trip to employment with MWLFS Transition to Work Upon commencing with Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work (TtW) youth employment service, Jack was determined to find a stable job and gain independence. After accessing Mai-Wel’s TtW at Maitland, Jack was able to secure a job with the help of his Youth Support Mentor. The role Jack found has ticked a lot of the boxes for things he was looking for in a job, including full-time hours, being located close to home, working with a good bunch of [...]

Chloe’s embraces training opportunities with MWLFS Transition to Work

Chloe’s tenacity shines during 2020 with support of TtW Chloe has been involved in Mai-Wel LabourForce Solution’s (MWLFS) Transition to Work (TtW) program throughout 2020, during which time she has continued to gain numerous certificates and qualifications to assist her work in the beauty industry! Safety in the beauty industry is of particular importance due to the impact of COVID-19 and Chloe recognised it was important to know how to minimise risk of infection. Despite the pandemic and the temporary shutdown of the industry, Chloe utilised her [...]

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