The Powerful Placements Program (PPP) is delivered in partnership with Powerful Placements (PP) and Community Transition Support (CTS), that provides specialist school students the opportunity to complete work experience with a local Member for Parliament (MP).
Jake from Ascot Vale Special School was the first student to participate in the project. During term 4, Jake completed work experience in Cesar Melhem’s office, Member for Western Metropolitan Region in the Legislative Council, Parliament of Victoria.
As part of this placement, the MP’s office organised for Jake to attend the sitting day of State Parliament. Jake got to see the operations of Parliament and gained an understanding of a typical sitting day for a MP.
Jake is also a participant in the CTS Western Ticket to Work program, supporting students to gain a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship in their final years of school.