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School to Work online workshop - Wednesday mornings October 6 and 13

  • 06 October 2021 13 October 2021
  • 09:30am - 12:00pm 09:30am - 12:00pm
  • Online

Join us for an interactive, 2 part workshop to find work experience and meaningful, paid work for your secondary school student with disability.

We can't come to your home town, so we're coming to you online. 

In 2 x 2.5 hour online workshops, you'll

  • Uncover the strengths and interests of your secondary school student
  • Connect these strengths and interests to potential work roles, with real world examples
  • Identify contacts in your community and networks to approach for work
  • Draft a positive pitch to get the job
  • Identify conditions that help set up a student for success in work
  • Get tips on working with other professionals or services
  • Explore what good employment support looks like
  • Learn how to find the right people to support your student
  • Connect with other families and hear their stories and ideas, and
  • Make a plan for your student in the workbook provided.

What is School to work?
School to Work aims to inspire and equip students with disability, through the support of families, to seek meaningful, paid employment in the community.

Who is this workshop for?
Parents, family members, educators and allies of students with disability at secondary school.

Family guest speaker Annette BushFamily guest speaker - Annette Bush

Annette lives on the Mid North Coast with her family and is a parent to five children, including her son Jacob. For 18 years Annette has been connected to Family Advocacy in various ways, including as a Family Leader, where she provided her insights and experiences in supporting Jacob to navigate work experience through the school years and then into employment in their local community.  

Cost: 
$35 for students and families
$50 for professionals

FAQ

I've already attended a School to Work webinar, will this be the same? 

No. This is a comprehensive workshop that is normally presented over a full day.
This 2 part workshop has a lot of new information, resources and activities that cannot be covered in the 1 hour School to Work webinar.

The 2 part workshop will include hands-on activities to: 

  • identify strengths and interests and connect these to jobs
  • map your community connections
  • brainstorm a Vision statement, or update your current Vision statement
  • draft a 'positive pitch'

The 2 part workshop also includes a resource booklet to complete during the workshop.

Will I get to talk with other parents in the workshop?

Yes. The workshop will include 'breakout rooms' to talk with other parents, brainstorm ideas and share your experiences of finding work for your secondary student with disability.

Can I turn my camera off in the workshop?

Yes. You don't need to have your camera on, and you can come and go as you please. We understand that there can be lots of things to juggle at the moment. 

Do I need to attend part 1 and 2 of the workshop?

Yes. We recommend you attend both parts because they cover different topics.

Will there be a replay?

Yes, a replay will be available, but only to people who register. The replay will be available for 14 days, so you can watch or rewatch the webinar at your convenience. 

Not located in NSW?

You are very welcome to register for this event, no matter where you are. Please note that some information may be specific to NSW. You might also be interested in the webinars run by our partner organisations:

QLD: Community Resource Unit CRU - cru.org.au  
ACT: Imagine More - imaginemore.org.au

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