Ticket to Work is making news
The innovative school-to-work NDS initiative, Ticket to Work, has been highlighted by the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation. The Melbourne-based foundation features the highly successful project, which brings together a range of community-based organisations to help young people with disability find and flourish in after-school employment, in its Summer 2018 newsletter.
Through a combination of vocational and career development and early contact with work environments, Ticket to Work helps smooth the way for young people to successfully transition from school to employment. The national initiative involves collaborative partnerships with schools, employment services, NDIS providers, apprenticeship services and employers, to help students with disability achieve their aspirations.
With more than 2,800 young people participating in work preparation and experience and more than 1,900 employers becoming involved, the ripple effect is huge. To date, Ticket to Work networks have created 1,300 jobs for young Australians with disability.
In October 2018, the initiative announced its success in securing three years of philanthropic funding.
Want to hear more? Read some of the recent success stories on the Ticket to Work website.