Category: Awards & Achievements

Celebrating 24 years of service with OCC 

18 February 2021

OCC Enterprises’ Learning and Assessment Manager, Athena Kontonis, celebrates 24 years with OC Connections this year.  We caught up with her to find out what she’s been up to all these years! Where did you start your journey with OCC? I started with what was then Oakleigh Centre Industries, when it was located at 773 […]

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Having their say at the 2020 VALID conference

21 September 2020

In February, OC Connections (OCC) participants, Aidan, Ben, Bernadette, Colin and Richard took part in the Having a Say Conference, held at the Deakin University, Waterfront Campus in Geelong. Tina, OCC Disability Educator, instigated the group’s participation at the conference. Some of the group were attending the Having a Say conference for a second time, […]

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Mark and Chris receive Community Achiever Awards

20 September 2020

Congratulations to OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) supported employees Mark and Chris who were recently awarded the prestigious Parliament of Victoria Community Achiever Award. The awards event celebrated the significant contributions made by supported employees working in social enterprises across Victoria. The Parliament of Victoria Community Achiever Awards are an opportunity to say thank you and […]

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2019 SASI Art Show

20 September 2020

OC Connections (OCC) encourages families and friends to come along and support the talented OCC participant artists who have entered the 2019 SASI Art Competition. With the encouragement and support of Val Rowe, OC Connections Disability Educator, 15 artists from OCC have submitted 34 artworks into the competition. Please support the OCC artists by visiting […]

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Celebrating OCC Graduates

19 September 2020

OC Connections warmly congratulates six OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) participants for graduating from the hands-on course, Certificate I in Work Education. The Certificate I in Work Education is a nationally accredited course which aims to support students to develop the skills and knowledge required for employment or volunteering. Shirley, Janet, Linda and Stephen, were presented […]

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Congratulations Graduates

18 September 2020

Congratulations to all five participants who graduated from the Certificate I in Work Education this June. Bradley, Artishna, Brienna, Ariane and Zane, were presented with their Certificates by training provider Moe Life Skills in celebration of their achievements. Certificate I training involves participants undertaking a course one day per week developing the skills and confidence […]

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OCC participants contribute to success of NDIS communications

14 September 2020

The OC Connections (OCC) Participant Reference Group has been praised for their contribution and useful feedback at a focus group run by The Information Access Group. Their greatly valued feedback has already been used to refine NDIS material ensuring that it is more accessible before distributing to the broader community. The Information Access Group is […]

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Empowering our participants

8 September 2020

True to our values of Opportunity and Choice, OC Connections has developed a training program to equip a core group of participants to be involved in the recruitment and induction of new staff to the organisation. Participant Advisory Group and Resident Advisory Group members have taken part in the training program, with great success. Organised […]

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Toot Art Exhibition

3 September 2020

Six of our artists showcased their work at Toot Artspace in St Kilda for two weeks at the end of February. Fred, Kathleen, Vlada, Peter, Joey and Craig joined creative forces for the OCC Group Art Exhibition.  The opening of the event was held on Thursday 21 February and was attended by family, friends and […]

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