A collaboration with Essential Personnel, the Employment Buddy program provides an opportunity for young people with disability to develop skills and gain experience in the workplace by completing two work experience placements in an industry of their choice, as well as a twelve-week program of supported workshops.
These young graduates now have the confidence and knowledge to go out into the world and begin the career they want – and several have already found work.
The graduation event was attended by representatives from Rise and Essential Personnel, as well as many of the companies who supported the program by hosting a young person on placement.
Since this successful first cohort, the program has continued to support young people aged 15-24 gain the confidence and skills to get started in their careers. We’re still looking for businesses that may be willing to take a young person on for a four hour work placement, so if you know of an employer who may be interested, please don’t hesitate to nominate them – there’s even a reward for successful referrals. Contact Sonia Mackay
on 0460 417 323.