Student Paul has taken a positive step towards working in an industry he is passionate about, with his first job at Mitre 10. EPIC Schools Consultant Cassandra started working with Paul in his high school at St James College in April 2016. Immediately she saw him stand out from the crowd with his … Read more about “I love working here.” – Paul
“Elizabeth has proved to us all, including the customers, that having a disability does not hold you back.”
17-year-old Elizabeth has been a much-loved part of the Donut King Yeppoon Central team for almost a year, charming customers and colleagues alike with her big smile, dedication to her job and enthusiasm for life. For many years, it has been Elizabeth’s dream to work at Donut King; a dream that … Read more about “Elizabeth has proved to us all, including the customers, that having a disability does not hold you back.”
“My colleagues can see I’m a good guy, and I work hard. I’m reliable and come in on a daily basis.” – Tim.
Tim has beaten the odds and is on his way to starting a career as a Registered Nurse. In February 2015, Tim was in a car accident which caused brain damage affecting his short-term memory. He underwent three months rehabilitation in hospital and was excited to be able to start working again while … Read more about “My colleagues can see I’m a good guy, and I work hard. I’m reliable and come in on a daily basis.” – Tim.
Each day Katinka bring her infectious personality and bubbly demeanour to work, bringing her team members up with her. Katinka is employed part-time in an office administration role at the Tewantin Noosa RSL & Citizens Memorial Club. Since starting her role, Katinka has grown in confidence … Read more about “Katinka is fantastic. She is faster than my other staff in her duties.” – Tewantin Noosa RSL Club.
17 year old Julian has a weekend job working at the Nunawading Basketball Stadium canteen, and was recently invited to speak at a national event in Melbourne. The event was celebrating 1000 young people with disability finding jobs through Ticket to Work, and Julian was delighted to share his … Read more about Julian shares job success with crowd at national event
You can become your own mental health supporter by taking steps towards a healthy lifestyle. In conjunction with your treatment options, incorporating healthy lifestyle changes into day-to-day life can help you form positive relationships and better manage and cope with life’s … Read more about Lifestyle factors to improve mental health
We are delighted to announce that ANZ has come on board as a corporate sponsor for this year’s EPIC TestAbility Academy(ETA). A 12-week IT and software testing program for people on the autism spectrum, ETA is designed to arm participants with the skills and experience needed to boost their future … Read more about EPIC TestAbility Academy back for a second year!
The end of high school can be a daunting time in a young person’s life, but for three EPIC school based trainees, the future is looking bright. Blake, Jake and Keely all finished school based traineeships with us last year, and are now looking excitedly forward to advancing their careers. “The … Read more about Future full of promise for school leavers