24 March 2021

They're right to work and council opens doors to extra opportunities

| Sharon Kelley
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Goulburn Mulwaree Council team members with Right to Work participants

All set in their hi-vis vests are Goulburn Mulwaree Council team members Chris Toole (centre) and Jane Wray (right) with Right to Work participants Stacey, Will, Harry, Chloe and Sophie. Photo: Supplied.

Young adults with an intellectual disability will soon have more opportunities to engage in work experience after Right to Work Goulburn and the Goulburn Mulwaree Council joined forces.

Right to Work is a program dedicated to growing skills and continued learning after leaving school, helping young adults to experience independence, workplace success and community inclusion.

The Council will be offering participants in the program work experience opportunities in the Goulburn Mulwaree Library, workshop, parks and gardens and the Visitor Information Centre.

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Mayor Bob Kirk said it was wonderful to see the organisation responding to a need to offer better opportunities to young people with an intellectual 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 we 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,” said Ms Jones.

“It’s a chance to apply their developing employability skills in real workplaces, explore a huge variety of jobs, help them make informed choices about future employment and showcase their strengths and talents to the Goulburn community.”

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