The Western Ticket to Work project model utilises a partnership model, intending to increase employment and training outcomes for young people with disabilities who attend specialist secondary schools in the Western metropolitan region of Melbourne.
Working Party Members
A Working Party was established in the initial phase of the project which is enaged and committed to the aim and objectives of the model.
In Term 3 of 2017, specialist schools put forward six student candidates for TTW. All six candidates attended an interview and out of the six students, two were recommended for an SBAT. Further support will be provided to students who are recommended for additional work placements to further develop their skills.
In Term 4 of 2017, three students completed workplace tours, six students completed work placements and one student gained part-time employment in preparation for a potential SBAT opportunity. Two students sourced SBATs that are due to commence in February of 2018 and five students continued with SBATs they had commenced at the beginning of 2017.
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT’s) and Other Developments
Fifty six student candidates have participated in the Western TTW since 2015 and have been undertaking some great work placements! Nine students have engaged in a SBAT and another 47 student candidates are provided with work placements as part of their involvement in the TTW project.