WISE Employment's Employment Services Performance Manager, Darrius Caulfield is the recipient of the 2013 National Employment Services Association (NESA) Employment Discovery Grant. The grant recognises Darrius's commitment and skill in the Employment Services industry. Darrius will be heading to Sweden in 2014 with the CEO of NESA to a conference looking at international trends in Employment Services.
WISE Employment, in partnership with the Northern Indigenous Employment (NIE) working group, has won a significant Regional Koori Community Justice Award in the Employment and Career Development category.
This week sees a WISE Employment local advertising campaign kick off across two states to reach more job seekers in western Sydney (Parramatta, Hornsby and Auburn), Richmond (Vic) and Preston (Vic).
ConNetica Consulting, in partnership with the Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI) at The University of Sydney, has prepared a report focusing on the journey of mental health reform and its future in Australia. WISE Employment, along with a variety of mental health service providers, peak mental health bodies and research institutions, was one of the sponsors of and contributors to the report.
Clean Force Property Services (Clean Force), a WISE Employment social enterprise, has been announced as a finalist for the inaugural Social Traders Social Enterprise of the Year Awards – in the Medium/Large category.
WISE Employment is extending its support and employment services to people in Victoria who have a mental illness under the Australian Government’s Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs) program.
WISE Employment is partnering with ConNetica Consulting and over twenty service providers, peak mental health bodies and research institutions to prepare a report focusing on the journey of mental health reform and its future. The report will be released prior to the September 2013 Federal Election and will aim to make mental health reform a top-5 priority in Australia’s political debate. Get involved by completing the online surveys.
After a serious injury it took Michael Alfredini a little longer to finish his carpentry apprenticeship than he originally anticipated. Recently he reached that milestone and is now a qualified carpenter and joiner at Incito Maintenance social enterprise.
Eighteen-year-old Renee Murphy from Croydon in Melbourne had always wanted to be either a carpenter or an electrician. After a lengthy job search with knock-backs, including one that specified "as a woman she physically wouldn’t be able to do the job", Renee is now a full-time first year electrician apprentice at WISE social enterprise GBE Electrical, on her way to becoming a fully qualified electrician in four years' time.
As of 4 March 2013, WISE Employment will have new offices in North Melbourne (VIC), Preston (VIC), Auburn (NSW) and Bankstown (NSW). WISE Employment now also has an additional 19 part-time and outreach sites across Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania to bring Employment Support Services (ESS) to local communities and assist people with disability to find work.