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MWLFS job seekers earn first aid qualification as part of Cert II Horticulture course

MWLFS job seekers earn first aid qualification as part of Cert II Horticulture course In September 2020, Mai-Wel Labourforce Solutions (MWLFS) put on their gardening gloves to work with Transformational Institute and Telarah Bowling Club to commence a training opportunity for job seekers to gain a Certificate II in Horticulture, with a First Aid Certificate incorporated in the mix. (Read our introductory story about this training opportunity at www.mwlfs.com.au/cert2horticulture) Just one month into the training, job seekers Jacob, Max and Toby have successfully obtaining their First Aid [...]

By |2020-10-28T17:19:52+11:0028th October, 2020|Other|

Pauline loves her fully funded pink powered wheelchair!

Pauline loves her fully funded pink powered wheelchair! Pauline, one of Mai-Wel’s Supported Living residents, was very excited to receive a brand new, powered wheelchair (PWC) in her all-time favourite colour – pink! With the price of the chair being almost $23,000, the Mai-Wel team pulled together and succeeded in getting the chair fully funded by the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). Over the past few years, Pauline has been limited as to when and where she could access the community. After a number of falls, a [...]

By |2020-10-27T16:22:12+11:0026th October, 2020|Other|

MWLFS team up with Atwea College for new training opportunity

MWLFS team up with Atwea College to build skills for work Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) job seekers have the opportunity to complete training with Atwea College to obtain a Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways – Hospitality Focus. In the training, job seekers practice preparing simple, healthy meal options while developing knowledge and skills to complete safe food handling processes within a commercial kitchen environment. The course covers all things health and wellbeing including making healthy food choices, how to buy goods on sale [...]

By |2020-09-11T11:15:13+10:0011th September, 2020|Other|

Maddie and Zoe Gain Employment Right Off the Bat through MWLFS

Maddie and Zoe Gain Employment Right Off the Bat through MWLFS Mai-Wel's Step Up is a School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) initiative delivered to Year 12 school leavers with a disability to support their transition from school to employment. It is considered an ‘early intervention’ support, teaching necessary skills, increasing work capacity and alleviating barriers to employment by assisting participants at the earliest possible stage. These supports are designed to build a participant’s capacity to transition to employment using a Disability Employment Service (DES). Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions’ [...]

By |2020-08-28T15:31:51+10:0028th August, 2020|Other|

Alfabs production team smash shift best performance record

Alfabs production team smash shift best performance record Mai-Wel Enterprises team of supported employees have been working with Alfabs Engineering Group for some time to meet their production needs. Recently the team of supported employees, Alex, Paul, Zac, Adam, Bobby, Anthony and Dean smashed a new ‘shift best’ by producing over 2,000 completed products, beating the previous shift best of 1,810 and shift average of 1,100. To celebrate the team's incredible production, Alfabs awarded certificates of achievement to the shift operators and thanked the [...]

By |2020-08-28T10:04:57+10:0028th August, 2020|Other|

Mai-Wel’s Creative Arts presents ‘Change’ Virtual Showcase 2020!

Mai-Wel’s Creative Arts presents ‘Change’ Virtual Showcase 2020! Nothing stops the creativity flowing at Mai-Wel Creative Arts! While in-person exhibits and performances are on hold with the current changes to supports and daily life that have come from COVID-19, Maitland, Cessnock and distance Creative Arts participants have been busily working to pull together a showcase of music, creative writing and visual arts that respond to the theme 'change'! The Change Virtual Showcase ’20 is an opportunity for Creative Arts participants to exhibit a variety [...]

By |2020-08-21T16:21:49+10:0021st August, 2020|Other|

Embracing change & making moves with the new Mai-Wel on Vincent, Cessnock

Embracing change and making moves with the new Mai-Wel on Vincent, Cessnock 2020 has been a big year for change. Lots of things are very different to how they were 12 months ago; social distancing and online support services have become part of everyday life while we learn how to navigate our community in this new world we live in. While not all change is comfortable, there is one big change that is having a positive impact on Mai-Wellians in Cessnock. Many people now know that during [...]

By |2020-08-19T11:28:53+10:0019th August, 2020|Other|

Aaron’s On the Hunt For a Job in Real Estate!

Aaron’s on the hunt for a job in real estate! Since Aaron has commenced his job search with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions in Cessnock, he has completed his Certificate IV in Property Services and obtained his Real Estate Agents Licence. In late 2019, Aaron participated in 3 months of work experience in a property management assistant role. During this time, he was responsible for a range of duties, including incoming and outgoing routine inspections of residential properties, managing reception and administration duties and organising and conducting open homes. [...]

By |2020-08-18T16:10:19+10:0018th August, 2020|Other|

Emma’s Step Up journey to build skills for work

Emma’s Step Up journey to build skills for work Emma has been participating in Mai-Wel’s Step Up program, attending sessions twice a week to help develop her employment skills and knowledge of the workplace. Emma is studying a Certificate II Work and Vocation Pathways through TAFE NSW, learning about time management, customer service, numeracy and literacy and interpersonal skills. She has also gained work experience. Using her skills learnt with the Step Up travel training, Emma travels independently to and from the training college for her study [...]

By |2020-08-11T15:33:46+10:0011th August, 2020|Other|

Cassidy is learning all things hospitality through TAFE with support from Step Up

Cassidy is learning all things hospitality through TAFE with support from Step Up Mai-Wel's Step Up participant, Cassidy has been keeping herself busy, studying a short course at TAFE NSW to enhance her customer service skills. She decided to study Customer Service to build on her previous skills learnt while working in hospitality, and to expand on these skills to gain front-of-house knowledge. For a recent assessment task, Cassidy has enjoyed writing some role play scenarios based around helping customers using appropriate behaviour and language. The task [...]

By |2020-08-11T14:57:34+10:0011th August, 2020|Other|
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