Work and Training, a recruitment training company in Hobart, have recently employed 18 year old Hannah – a student of Claremont College in Tasmania. Work and Training offered Hannah a Business Administration traineeship and Hannah has been recognised by her employer for her excellent work.
As a young person with a disability who has employment aspirations, Hannah is taking part in Ticket to Work, an initiative that supports young people with disability to access training and employment opportunities before leaving secondary school.
Hannah’s school worked with Hannah and various community agencies involved in Ticket to Work to identify her interest in office management and to identify potential employers. After a successful interview process, Hannah was offered a traineeship through Work and Training.
Hannah is completing a Certificate II in Business Administration through her school-based traineeship, which allows her to complete her schooling while working towards her employment goals. She also works in an office and has a range of key responsibilities including welcoming visitors to the office, collecting and distributing incoming correspondence, managing office supplies and compiling in-house resources.
Once they have identified a young person with employment goals, Ticket to Work networks collaborate to support work preparation, training and placements with an approach that considers the local context and the needs of the young person. Local networks aim to involve a broad range of stakeholders including schools, DES (Disability Employment Services) and other community agencies.
“Hannah has completed all her work to the highest standards,” said Ms Kylie Petryk, a Senior Consultant at Work and Training. “She also fits in to the office beautifully and it’s great to know she’s in an environment where she is fully supported.”