“Blair’s Inspiring Journey to Employment and Independence with are-able: Transforming Lives through SLES Services”

Blair’s journey with Are-able has been nothing short of inspiring. As a young man who was losing interest in school, he found a new sense of purpose and direction with Are-able’ School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) service, thanks to the help of his Employment Preparation & Engagement Consultant (EPEC), Katie Learey. Together, they secured work experience for Blair on a local farm, where his strong work ethic, passion for farming, and dedication caught the attention of his employers, who offered him a full-time job on the farm.

Since then, Blair’s life has been transformed. He has gained financial stability, obtained his driver’s license, and found a fulfilling job that he truly enjoys. Blair’s accomplishment of completing a Cert 3 qualification in agriculture and farming while working full-time on the farm is a testament to his determination and hard work, and he is incredibly grateful for the support he received from are-able along the way.

Reflecting on his journey, Blair shared, “I didn’t like school anymore and really wanted to work on a dairy farm. They helped me find a farm with really nice people. I am very thankful.”

Are-able’ SLES services are designed to provide young people, like Blair, with the skills, support, and opportunities they need to successfully transition from school to work, leading to meaningful employment and increased independence. Blair’s story is just one example of the positive impact that Are-able can have on the lives of young people seeking employment.

If you or someone you know could benefit from Are-able’ SLES service, don’t hesitate to contact the team today for more information www.areable.org.au/ndis-support/sles They are here to help individuals pursue their passions, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals, just like Blair did.