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Disability Employment Services (DES) – Employment Support Services
This National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June 2013), the Northern Indigenous Employment (NIE) working group, which WISE Employment is a founding member of, invites business, government, community and service stakeholders to share in a productive conversation about the benefits of employing Indigenous Australians. You're invited to join them at a luncheon on Thursday 30 May in Melbourne and hear from business leaders who have been recognised for developing successful Indigenous employment strategies. Learn how to increase Aboriginal participation and employment in your workplace.Read more: Invite to attend the Northern Indigenous Employment luncheon on 30 May 2013
Harmony Day is an annual initiative by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). It is a day of cultural respect, widely celebrated across schools, childcare centres, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies.Read more: Harmony Day 2013
Social Inclusion Week, 24 November to 2 December 2012, is an annual initiative, conceptualised by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, that encourages communities to reconnect and be inclusive of all cultures, age groups, nationalities and the disadvantaged. The theme for Social Inclusion Week 2012 is: Collaborate, Connect and Celebrate! Since 2001, WISE Employment has invested time and funds into projects to support the most disadvantaged in our community including people with disability, mental illness, youth, ex-offenders, refugees and Indigenous communities. Another project is the operation of four socially-inclusive social enterprises, employing close to 200 people.Read more: Social Inclusion Week 2012
A partnership between WISE Employment, the Driver Education Centre of Australia (DECA) and Star Track has generated real results for jobseekers in Victoria’s Western suburbs.
On Tuesday the 8th of May, the WISE Employment offices in Victoria’s West brought together more than 60 jobseekers who were interested in finding work in the transport and logistics industry.
The goal of the session was to bring together interested jobseekers who might benefit from DECA’s training and - when ready - apply for a position with Star Track.
The session was a great success, with close to 20 already qualified applicants immediately applying for work with Star Track. Since then many more participants have had conversations with DECA and their WISE Case Managers about the possibility for employment using this training partnership model.
WISE Werribee intends to hold these information sessions with partners on a regular basis to help increase training and employment opportunities for WISE jobseekers.