CTS works across the North and West Metropolitan region of Melbourne, building the capacity of 22 specialist schools to improve career development practice and broker local strategic partnerships to enhance opportunities for the whole of school community.
CTS supports the Special, Specialist and Special Developmental schools across 14 Local Government Areas. Find your local school.
Here is what some of the current data shows:
NWCTS 2015 Data Collection Report
In 2015 CTS undertook a Data Collection Project that looked at the post school destinations of the exiting students. The report from this project can be accessed here.
Only 50% of Australians with a disability are likely to be employed compared to 60% for the OECD, and 70% for the top eight OECD countries (1)
Only 38% of young people aged 18-24 with disability had completed Year 12. (2)
People with a disability are likely to leave school earlier than their peers without a disability.
In 2009 the highest level of educational attainment of an estimated 26 per cent of Victorians aged 15 to 64 with a disability or long-term health condition was completion of year 10 or below, compared with 18 per cent of people in the same age group without a disability or long-term health condition. (3)
In 2009 an estimated 48 per cent of Victorians aged 15 to 64 with a disability were employed compared with 78 per cent of Victorians without a disability (4)
- 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers report ‘Disability expectations: Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia’ (p. 9)
- ABS ‘Social Trends March 2012 (4102.0)’ identified that only 38% of young people aged 18-24 with disability had completed Year 12. Cited by BGKLLEN, National Ticket to Work Network, Accessed 06/05/2014 http://www.bgkllen.org.au/partnerships/national-ticket-to-work-network.html
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 2010, ‘Persons aged 15–64 years, selected characteristics, by level of highest educational attainment’, table 8, Survey of education, training and experience 2009: Victorian tables, cat. no. 6278.0.55, ABS, Canberra.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011, ‘Persons aged 15–64, living in households, disability status by sex and labour force status 2009’, table 12, Disability, ageing and carers, Australia: state tables for Victoria, cat. no. 4330.0, ABS, Canberra.
CTS supports the Special, Specialist and Special Developmental schools across 14 Local Government Areas. Find your local school below: