On Thursday 8th August, 18 students from Mitchell Shire with varying degrees of intellectual and physical disabilities participated in a one day quality work experience day in their chosen profession.
The work experience program “A Day In My Shoes” was organised by local Workplace Learning Coordinator – Jana Ash along with a working party to support the program and the Employers involved with providing the work experience for the day. A booklet was given to the students to write all their employers details in, log their activities for the day and also to provide them with some general information regarding employer expectations etc.
Each employer who hosted a work experience placement was given lots of information and support prior to the student arriving and was visited on the day by a member of the working party. Each student was given a information pack containing Disability Employment Service (DES) contact information in order for families to make contact to arrange future meetings. ALL students were provided with a certificate of attendance for their placement.
Special mention to the following businesses involved in the day:
Betta Electrical Seymour
Kilmore Travel & Cruise Centre
Mitchell Shire Council – Local Laws/ Library
Target Country Seymour
Kilmore Vet Clinic
Kilmore Equine Clinic
McIvor Farm Foods
Kilmore Hospital – Caladenia Nursing Home
Araminta’s Tea Rooms