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 designed to allow the participant to seamlessly transition to Disability Employment Services when they are ready to enter the world of work.
Danielle is participating in work experience at Quick Bites Café in Cessnock as part of her regular supports with Step Up to build her workplace capabilities and on-the-job skills as she works towards achieving her employment goals. The work experience will give her the opportunity to learn the skills and expectations of working in the hospitality industry.
Many thanks to Quick Bites Café for their ongoing support of Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions in Cessnock. Not only have they already hired two MWLFS job seekers, they are eagerly continuing to support Mai-Wel by providing work experience opportunities and promoting inclusivity in our local community.
Pictured above and to the left: Danielle has been learning about and practicing a number of skills important in the hospitality industry during her work experience with Quick Bites including serving and cleaning tables, as well as using the point of sales system.
The Mai-Wel Group acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future, and recognise their continuing connection and contribution to the land.