Collaboration Brings New Opportunities to Supported Employees in Warrnambool

Collaboration Brings New Opportunities to Supported Employees in Warrnambool

At are-able Social Enterprises site in Warrnambool, a unique collaboration between are-able Education and Training and Social Enterprises is transforming lives. The initiative provides in-house training to supported employees, equipping them with essential life and employment skills to boost their confidence, independence, and employability.

These dedicated individuals are gaining valuable knowledge in various areas, including health, personal presentation, independent living, safety, money management, computer literacy, and goal setting.

are-able Social Enterprises Site Manager highlights the significance of this collaboration: “Our tailored training sessions are designed to meet the unique capabilities and interests of each participant. This approach not only makes learning more engaging but also ensures that the skills they acquire are practical and relevant.”

Angela, one of are-able education and training educators, emphasised the importance of creating a supportive and interactive learning environment. “We want our participants to feel confident and capable,” she said. “By focusing on their strengths and providing them with the tools they need, we are helping them build a foundation for sustainable employment and independence.”

The positive impact of this training is evident in the stories of the participants. For instance, Sebastian has developed a newfound sense of self-esteem and independence through the program. “The training has really helped me understand how to manage my money and stay safe online,” he shared. “I feel more prepared for the future.”

Similarly, Sky has found the health and personal presentation modules particularly beneficial. “I’ve learned so much about taking care of myself and presenting myself professionally,” she said. “These skills are going to help me not just in work, but in all areas of my life.”

This initiative not only prepares participants for employment but also enriches their lives by promoting personal growth and self-sufficiency. are-able’ commitment to providing engaging and tailored support has made a significant difference in the lives of these individuals.

As this program continues to evolve, the hope is that more supported employees will have the opportunity to benefit from these essential training sessions, paving the way for a brighter and more independent future for all.

To learn more about are-able Social Enterprises visit NDIS Social Enterprises | are-able (areable.org.au)