EPIC launches new donations platform to raise funds for students with disability

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

At EPIC Assist (EPIC), we believe everyone has the right to meaningful employment. This starts with education for students with disability to create an easier transition to employment following school.

EPIC is pleased to announce the launch of a new fundraising platform to further support our mission to enable people, communities, and places to overcome disadvantage and aspire to reach their greatest potential.

Funds raised through the donations platform will go towards training modules and learning essentials for the new EPIC Discover program, which seeks to close the gap between employment outcomes for mainstream students and those with a disability.

EPIC Discover is a tailored learning of workplace behaviours, employability skills, workplace expectations, work experience, and employment, designed to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for young people with disability.

Our EPIC Discover program has been developed using our 30 years of experience and our trainers’ unique skills to tailor the content to the needs of students with disability.

Where we stand out from other career education programs is in our specialised experience working with people with disability and helping them find work. This knowledge and skillset allows us to more effectively engage students with disability and transition them more successfully to working life.

EPIC Assist CEO Dean Graham said he is excited that EPIC will be working closely with students with disabilities at schools in the Fraser Coast and Gold Coast regions again.

“The EPIC Discover program will allow EPIC to provide an extra level of support to assist individuals whilst still at school to prepare for a lifetime of employment,” Dean said.

“Having a dedicated donations platform will enable EPIC to assist more students with disabilities in the pre-employment phase.”

With 1 in 5 Australians living with a disability, it’s more important than ever that we make education accessible and inclusive for everyone. Inclusive career education programs such as EPIC Discover have been proven to help break the cycle of exclusion and help people with disability build a future within mainstream society.

By donating to the EPIC Discover program, you are providing an opportunity for a student with disability to create an employment future for themselves, bringing many benefits such as independence and financial stability.

To find out more, and to donate, please visit our fundraising platform.

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