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WISE Employment partnership wins important Indigenous award for employment development

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.

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Local marketing campaign aims to reach more job seekers in western Sydney and Melbourne

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).

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Obsessive Hope Disorder report highlights need for a focused approach to mental health reform in Australia

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.

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WISE awarded new PHaMs contract to support more people who have a mental illness in Victoria

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.

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Landmark Project study aims to make mental health service reform a top-5 agenda item in Federal Election

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.

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Michael completes carpentry apprenticeship despite injury, thanks to Incito social enterprise

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.

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Bright spark defies stereotypes, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2013

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.

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New WISE locations assist more people with disability into employment

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.

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A rosy future for WISE Cabramatta job seeker

After she paid her rent every fortnight, Rose was left with just $24 to last her the next two weeks. Rose’s quality of life was severely affected – until she met Debrah Mckee and the WISE Employment Cabramatta team.

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New WISE radio campaign encourages job seekers to find meaningful work

WISE Employment is launching a radio campaign in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Launceston and Devonport over the coming weeks with a series of radio ads on Fox FM, 2Day FM, Triple M, Sea FM, LAFM and 7 AD, featuring our job seekers who have found meaningful employment, as well as James Lund, well-known Australian television presenter and Southern Cross Austereo network star.

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