Empowering every ability
Working with The Personnel Group and National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO), GOTAFE is preparing students with disability to be job-ready through the TAFE Specialist Employment Partnerships program.
GOTAFE Student Success and Skills and Jobs Centre, National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) and The Personnel Group are working together with the TAFE Specialist Employment Partnerships (TSEP) to support students in gaining employment.
Of the 4.1 million students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training nationally, over 32,000 of them study and live with a disability.
The TSEP program aims to create a positive environment for TAFE students with a disability so they can pursue their career confidently before completing their studies.
Skills and Jobs Centre Career Advisor, Imogen Smith, said the TSEP program provides participants with the tools, not just the education.
“The program will involve tailored support for students such as building resumes and job applications. It’s about encouraging them to have the confidence to apply for work knowing they have the skills that will make them shine in an interview and succeed in their careers.”
Students will be supported by Student Success, a Careers Advisor and The Personnel Group with regular updates and active engagement as well as the option to be introduced to potential employers prior to their graduation.
“We’re so proud of this collaboration,” Ben Watts, Client Attraction Officer with the Personnel Group said.