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Zoe is thriving in employment with skills for work built with Mai-Wel’s SLES

Mai-Wel's Step Up is a School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) initiative delivered to Year 12 school leavers with a disability to support their transition from school to employment. It is considered an ‘early intervention’ support, teaching necessary skills, increasing work capacity and alleviating barriers to employment by assisting participants at the earliest possible stage. These supports are designed to build a participant’s capacity to transition to employment using a Disability Employment [...]

Zoe is thriving in employment with skills for work built with Mai-Wel’s SLES2021-02-10T16:01:55+11:00

Participants Get Started learning about COVID-19 safety

After four months of virtual supports conducted with online video software, Zoom, Get Started participants have officially returned to face-to-face supports, but things are looking very different! During the virtual support period, Mai-Wel has spent time implementing changes to the way face-to-face supports are delivered in accordance with the COVID-19 rules and regulations to ensure participants and employees are safe. The timing made for a perfect opportunity to focus the first [...]

Participants Get Started learning about COVID-19 safety2020-11-25T18:03:42+11:00

Jo learns life skills through dessert!

Jo recently took advantage of the Thrive Kitchen training space at Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions in Maitland to bake a delicious apple and cinnamon slice! Learning how to get around the kitchen and baking something yummy is great practice for building skills for both work and home life, particularly literacy and numeracy skills when following a recipe. Jo found a recipe for apple and cinnamon slice she wanted to make and to [...]

Jo learns life skills through dessert!2020-11-25T18:04:33+11:00

Jackson’s achieved his employment goals with MWLFS

Congratulations to Jackson for gaining employment with Pizza Hut! Jacob was very excited to start his new job after not working for a while. He said, “I was lucky enough to get a job at Pizza Hut, where I was able to meet new people and gain experience within the customer service industry.” While working at Pizza Hut, Jacob has been able to develop skills and experiences that have helped him [...]

Jackson’s achieved his employment goals with MWLFS2020-11-25T18:05:12+11:00

Embracing change & making moves with the new Mai-Wel on Vincent, Cessnock

2020 has been a big year for change. Lots of things are very different to how they were 12 months ago; social distancing and online support services have become part of everyday life while we learn how to navigate our community in this new world we live in. While not all change is comfortable, there is one big change that is having a positive impact on Mai-Wellians in Cessnock. Many people [...]

Embracing change & making moves with the new Mai-Wel on Vincent, Cessnock2020-11-25T18:08:39+11:00

Aaron’s On the Hunt For a Job in Real Estate!

Since Aaron has commenced his job search with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions in Cessnock, he has completed his Certificate IV in Property Services and obtained his Real Estate Agents Licence. In late 2019, Aaron participated in 3 months of work experience in a property management assistant role. During this time, he was responsible for a range of duties, including incoming and outgoing routine inspections of residential properties, managing reception and administration duties [...]

Aaron’s On the Hunt For a Job in Real Estate!2020-11-25T18:06:38+11:00

Emma’s Step Up journey to build skills for work

Emma is a participant of Step Up, attending sessions twice a week to help develop her employment skills and knowledge of the workplace. Emma is studying a Certificate II Work and Vocation Pathways through TAFE NSW, learning about time management, customer service, numeracy and literacy and interpersonal skills. She has also gained work experience. Using her skills learnt with the Step Up travel training, Emma travels independently to and from the [...]

Emma’s Step Up journey to build skills for work2020-11-17T13:10:08+11:00

Cassidy is learning all things hospitality through TAFE with support from Step Up

Our Step Up participant, Cassidy has been keeping herself busy, studying a short course at TAFE NSW to enhance her customer service skills. She decided to study Customer Service to build on her previous skills learnt while working in hospitality, and to expand on these skills to gain front-of-house knowledge. For a recent assessment task, Cassidy has enjoyed writing some role play scenarios based around helping customers using appropriate behaviour and [...]

Cassidy is learning all things hospitality through TAFE with support from Step Up2020-11-17T13:10:27+11:00

Cessnock participants Get Started at the new Mai-Wel on Vincent!

Cessnock Get Started participants have officially returned to regular face to face supports, but things are looking very different for the group with their new space at the recently opened Mai-Wel on Vincent! Mai-Wel has spent the past 4 months implementing changes to the way our supports are delivered, in accordance with the rules and regulations enforced for COVID-19, to ensure our participants and employees are safe. Participants, [...]

Cessnock participants Get Started at the new Mai-Wel on Vincent!2020-11-25T18:08:06+11:00

Michael practices life skills with a plateful of pancakes!

Back in July, Michael learned  to make pancakes in the Thrive Kitchen/Café as part of Mai-Wel’s Step Up initiative. Michael enjoys cooking and wanted to learn new meals he can cook at home. Making the pancakes was not only a  lot of fun, but gave Michael the opportunity  to practice life skills that can be used at home and in the workplace. To begin, Michael and Support Worker Nicole went to [...]

Michael practices life skills with a plateful of pancakes!2020-11-25T18:09:25+11:00
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