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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 International Day of People with Disability at OCC

20 September 2020

Two prominent events will be held on Tuesday 3 December: International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and Giving Tuesday. The theme for the 2019 International Day of People with Disability is promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership. In support of this theme, OC Connections (OCC) would like to celebrate the […]

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OC Connections’ Annual General Meeting 2019

20 September 2020

The OC Connections (OCC) 69th Annual General Meeting was held at The Metropolitan Golf Club in October. The meeting is a forum to report back to members and our community and supporters about OCC and an opportunity to celebrate and showcase participant and staff achievements over the year. It was a very successful night with […]

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NDIS family’s success story

20 September 2020

Parents of OC Connections (OCC) participant Cal made the most of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by conducting research and speaking to their peers. Cal’s parents’ learnings have ultimately helped them to set up a plan for their son which has enabled him to participate more fully in his community, learn new skills and […]

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Footy finals fever at OCCE

20 September 2020

It was footy mania at the OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) Annual Grand Final Lunch held the Thursday before the AFL Grand Final. Steve Betinsky, GM Employment and Enterprises, Employee Support Officer, Donna Hogan and other OCCE staff were excited to put on the footy finals lunch again in 2019. To kick off the finals celebration, […]

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Carolyn realises her goal!

20 September 2020

You may remember our article last month about the strong bond Carolyn and her support worker Nicole have formed over common interests. One shared interest is Carolyn’s goal to regularly access more musicals and concerts in the community. This month we are pleased to report that the two have planned, prepared and enjoyed a magical […]

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school leaver employment support worker training students

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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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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