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Geekability Program and Vocational Training

 

Study. Work. Celebrate

Talk to us today about a unique pathway that offers people with disability the kind of support, training and work experience steeped in digital literacy needed to move towards paid mainstream employment.

 

What’s digital literacy got to do with it?

Just like reading and writing, understanding the online, or digital world, is vital for anyone seeking employment today. Digital literacy is about being equipped for life, beyond Facebook and Instagram. So, what does this all mean for people with disability who want to enter the workforce? What type of education and employment pathways are available?

Woodville Alliance is leading the way

While there are different training and vocational courses available, few provide the support, training and work experience steeped in digital literacy necessary to build bridges for people with disability the move towards paid mainstream employment.

The Geekability program has been recognised for its innovation, recently receiving support from the NSW Government’s Disability Sector Scale-Up (DSSU) initiative to provide people with a disability in Greater Western Sydney a unique pathway towards paid work opportunities. The program draws on the latest research and technologies to integrate digital literacy into an active and vital learning environment. GeekAbility is the start of training and work experience on the path to employment.

How it works

Study. Get accredited TAFE training tailored to your personal needs and be mentored by experienced leaders to develop digital literacy, skills and knowledge to work in your chosen area. Be it in education, finance, hospitality, retail… tell us what you enjoy, or dream to work and we will develop a tailored program applying active case management.

Work. Be engaged in one of our new social enterprises, offering experience in a real small business. Extend your experience with a Partner organisation or complete a pre-employment or traineeship in one of our existing operations.

Celebrate. Be with like-minded people, enjoy weekly social activities, and celebrate weekly success on your journey towards fulfilling life.

Click here to view the Geekability Program brochure

Current work placement opportunities

Business Administration

Catering

Gardening

Childcare

Five work placements has been created in each of these pathways at Woodville Alliance head office (Business Admin), the EARTH Centre (Catering), the Villawood Community Garden and the Carramar Childcare Centre.

Eligibility and Funding

Follow whatever is in your heart for a fulfilling career. Call us today to find out how Woodville Alliance can support your career aspirations.

The program is funded under the NDIS’s School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) and Finding and Keeping a Job. To be eligible for SLES, students must meet the following criteria:

  • A school leaver who has completed Year 12
  • Be eligible for the NDIS
  • Identified as suitable for SLES through a functional work assessment administered in Year 12 at school
  • Want to participate in a program that will support his or her future study or work goals

>> Click here for more information on NDIS School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) funding


Ready. Set. Go. Don’t hesitate

Register Now to Secure Your Place

Complete the form below or call one of our consultants to find out more. Limited placements available.

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