Category: Awards & Achievements

Learning new skills with work experience

25 August 2021

Work experience is an important component of Towards Employment – OC Connections’ School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) pathway.  It provides context, hands-on learning and a taste of different working environments for those who participate.  Just as importantly, it provides the host workplace with an insight into working with people with disability, the support required and the tasks that can […]

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Laura goes extra mile with special event for residents

19 August 2021

Laura Champion, Administration Support Officer at OC Connections has gone above and beyond her day-to-day role at OC Connections. In her own time, Laura developed a fun online music quiz for OC Connections residents. With the support of staff, each of the houses eagerly logged on to join in. Using the online quiz platform, Kahoot! […]

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Hannah Isles receives Allen James Award

22 July 2021

Congratulations Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE), for receiving Rotary’s Allen James Award at the Annual Rotary Changeover Dinner on Monday 5 July. In recognition of her work, Hannah received a vocational scholarship to pursue her education and training in the disability field. The scholarship will help fund her current study […]

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Vassie’s enterprising approach pays off

22 July 2021

OC Connections’ Support Coordination participant, Vassie, has been enjoying her new job with The Information Access Group as a Document Tester.   She started in the role in December 2020 after finding out about it through our Support Coordination team. Together with her colleague Lucky, Vassie provides thoughtful and considered feedback on client content to […]

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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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