Goulburn Mulwaree Council has partnered with the local organisation Right to Work, and is helping empower young adults with intellectual disabilities by offering opportunities in the workplace.
The program is dedicated to growing skills and continued learning after school years have been completed, helping learners to experience independence, workplace success and community inclusion.
Opportunities are being offered to participants in the Goulburn Mulwaree Library, the workshop, parks & gardens and the Visitor Information Centre. Council’s Human Resources team have undertaken a significant amount of work to link Right to Work with different departments for opportunities.
Mayor Bob Kirk said it was wonderful to see the organisation responding to a need to offer better opportunities to young people with disability.
“Many of these young adults have never had opportunities to undertake work experience, so it’s great to be able to do this through Council where do such a wide variety of different work.”
Clare Jones, Program Manager for Right to Work, said young people enrolled in the program are looking forward to taking on the challenge.
“This is an exciting opportunity for the young people enrolled in our program. It’s a chance to apply their developing employability skills in real workplaces, to explore a huge variety of jobs, helping them make informed choices about future employment, and to showcase their strengths and talents to the Goulburn community.”
Right to Work are passionate about empowering people of all abilities to live their best life. Their vision is for young adults with intellectual disability to continue to grow and learn after leaving school, and to experience independence, workplace success and real community inclusion.