Dylan’s experience with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions

Dylan shared his feedback and experience with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) throughout the past three years, from school to employment.

“I have been accessing Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions’ services for three years, ever since I started going to Get Started when I was 17.

MWLFS has given me the support I needed to learn new skills, which led me to getting a job. I have achieved a number of my work-related goals including: 

  • How to read a clock
  • Travel training 
  • Completing two short courses
  • Gained a paid position at Delnorth in Thornton

I would recommend MWLFS to anyone looking for work who needs a bit of support to get started. I’ve enjoyed my experience participating in all the programs and activities, and I’ve also made new friends.” 

Dylan participated in Mai-Wel’s Get Started program, graduated to our School Leaver Employment Support program Step Up using SLES funding and built the capacity for work so he was ready to join our Disability Employment Service (DES). Over the course of his time with MWLFS, Dylan completed the following: 

  • Travel Training
  • Learner Permit for driving a car
  • Forklift Licence 
  • Oz Harvest NEST program 
  • Introduction to Vehicle Detailing – Tighes Hill TAFE 
  • Certificate 3 – Warehouse Operations and Forklift License – Licenses 4 Work
  • Introduction to Tiling Industry – Tighes Hill TAFE

With the help of MWLFS, Dylan’s determination to learn and improve his skills lead to his employment at Delnorth, where he now stays in regular contact with a Mai-Wel Post-Placement Support Worker to ensure he is settling into this position.

Since late 2018, Beyond Bank has been partnering with Mai-Wel to fund the Get Started initiative, supporting young people with disabilities in their transition from school to work. We want to give a big thank you to the team at Beyond Bank for their ongoing support.

If you would like more information on how Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions could help you in the search for meaningful employment, visit our website here or contact the team at 4015 8400 or mwlfs@maiwel.com.au.

Pictured: Dylan is all smiles in his position at Delnorth. 

Quick links for this story:

Get Started
School Leaver Employment Supports
Disability Employment Services