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Working towards employment

Monday, 5th August, 2013

(Front to back) Connor Gers, Brock O’Neill, Lachie Kent-Johnston, Sandy Palmer, Hilda Payne, Jordan Crabb, Adrian Kent-Johnston at HACC’s Transition to Work. (Front to back) Connor Gers, Brock O’Neill, Lachie Kent-Johnston, Sandy Palmer, Hilda Payne, Jordan Crabb, Adrian Kent-Johnston at HACC’s Transition to Work.

A program designed to help young people with a disability to successfully gain employment has expanded this year.

Participants are identified in Year 12 at school, and successful applicants are funded for two years to participate in the Transition to Work program.

This year, seven new participants started the program.

As well as studying, the group has visited several businesses including Lingstar, Rosella, West Darling Hotel, the police station, Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Mulga Hill Tavern.

The program is run from the HACC centre on the corner of Wills and Gypsum streets. The HACC centre is a Broken Hill City Council facility.

“Council operates a large range of disability, community care and carer-focussed programs,” the spokesman said.

“In fact, Broken Hill City Council has been providing these services for over 20 years.”

Students that receive an individual funding package for the Transition to Work program are invited to contact the Disability Services Program Manager, Karen Plane, on 8080 3609 to discuss the suitability of the program to meet their needs.

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