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The Workability Project aim is to increase young people with disabilities access to industry and employment outcomes. To support students and parents a Workability series was created with 9 videos interviews with people with a lived experience and Q & A. Funded by Department of Education and Training Victoria

Workability Videos
Funded by Department of Education & Training
Industry Engagement For Priority Cohorts Project

To be it you need to see it!
That why the Workability Videos Series was created to give young people with disabilities the option to hear from people like them who are in education or work to see what is possible.
Below is a list of the people interviewed for the Workability Series:

Reece
Reece talks about his experience with being dyslexic, studying arts at TAFE where he learnt how to use these strengths and being a Social Worker. Watch Here

Ben
Ben talks about his experience studying journalism, passion for sports and involvement in several sporting codes. Ben talks about his experience in working with Disability Employment Service providers and how they help Ben to gain access to employment. Watch Here.

Chloe
Chloé is an actor, singer, youtuber and motivational speaker, eco-warrior and Autistic Chloe spends her life advocating for children on the spectrum through interactive, fun videos and blog posts to share her experience of living with Autism. Watch Here

Duncan
Duncan discusses about being diagnosed with cancer and his experiences of mental health. Which have led to a change in career to work for the government and now works to improve outcomes for people with diverseabilities. Watch Here

Ben
Ben talks about his experience with autism and his love for creativity. Ben has joined the Back to Back Theatre Company taking part in workshops and as a professional actor working in productions. Watch Here

Maddie
Maddie shares her lived experience of Multiple Sclerosis MS and talking to her employer/colleagues about her diagnosis and how they were supportive in her transition back to work with workplace modifications. Watch Here

Peggy
Peggy talks about her experience with low vision and taking a gap year in the UK.On Peggy’s return, she studied a Bachelor of Disability Studies and Teaching. Watch Here

Jason
Jason talks about his experience with Dyslexia, his journey into the world of work started with an apprenticeship in the plumbing, later transitioning into TAFE and as he calls it finding some backdoors into University. Watch Here

Q & A Event: The Workability Q & A provides a chance for students with diverseabilities to hear from people with lived experience as they tell their stories about employment, while empowering students with diverseabilities to get work ready! Co Host Reece Gains Inclusive Industry Engagement Coordinator Department of Education and Training Co Host Adrienne Zuliani Youth Engagement and Activation Officer Melton City Council Panellists: Chloe: Youtuber and Advocate Ben: who works for the AFL and is a podcaster Duncan: talks about going from Student to Teacher Jason: discusses his strengths and how he thinks outside the Box
Contact Details

Wokability Project
Reece Gains
reece.gains@education.vic.gov.au
0475 001 050

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” The Workability Project aim is to increase young people with disabilities access to industry and employment outcomes. To support students and parents a Workability series was created with 9 videos interviews with people with a lived experience and Q & A. Funded by Department of Education and Training Victoria “
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