Category: Towards Employment

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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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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Work experience for SLES students

29 April 2021

The Towards Employment students commenced face to face study at Mackie Road Neighbourhood House in January, very excited after a long break. The students started an eight-week course, Keys to Success Program (KSP) run by facilitator Jon Slingsby from VALID (Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability). Eight employees from OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) were […]

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Towards Employment team reflect on their online study

21 September 2020

Towards Employment participants, Will, David and Harry, recently celebrated their impressive effort to move their study to an online platform. The team were presented with a certificate and book with photos of their experience studying online with Zoom and Google Classroom. (See photos below). Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator, reflected with the group on their […]

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David and Harry explore job opportunities

21 September 2020

David and Harry recently experienced what it would be like to work in a coffee shop when they visited the Busy Beans Café in Moonee Ponds as part of the OC Connections Towards Employment Pathway. The BusyBeans barista program is an AimBig (Disability Employment Service) initiative where people with a disability are trained with the […]

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New Towards Employment initiative launched

20 September 2020

In January, our new employment pathway, Towards Employment, commenced at Mackie Road Neighbourhood House, Mulgrave. This pathway provides the opportunity for participants to take part in activities that build the skills and confidence to find and keep meaningful employment over a one or two year period. To date, our group has explored safety in the […]

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Introducing OCC Towards Employment

19 September 2020

We are excited to announce that in 2020 OC Connections will be delivering an NDIS funded School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) pathway. Called “Towards Employment”, the pathway will provide a suite of activities to assist school leavers with disability to gain the skills and confidence to transition to meaningful employment. Who is it for? Towards […]

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