Be inspired, be inclusive

26 May, 2017

Supporting employment and inclusion in the workplace can be inspiring and good for the economy, says Apprenticeship Support Australia Manager Lena Constantine.

Constantine says CCI has been a long-standing advocate for improving workforce participation of people with a disability.

CCI is supporting Disability Employment Business Sundowner organised by the City of South Perth on June 14.

The event will feature keynotes from Crown Perth’s Group Disability Employment Manager Ian Tsolakis and Disability Services Commission Count Me In Ambassador Sarah Wardle.

Employers, people with disability, parents and carers will be able to chat with representatives from Disability Employment Service providers, support service organisations, education, government departments and local businesses.

An inclusive labour force is good for the WA community and for the WA economy, Constantine says.

“It’s important for employers to diversify their workforce, through employing people with disability,” she says.

“There is so much support out there for employers, but they are not necessarily aware of the support and services they can tap into.

“Events like this allow employers to see what support there is and gives them an easy way to access these services.

Constantine says the event aligns with a lot of work CCI is already doing in the sector including:  

  • CCI is a party to the Hospitality Disability Network and has been involved in this for over 12 months
  • CCI worked with the National Disability Services (NDS) to create “Local Work for Local Youth” – highlighting the support available for employers.
  • It published “Employ Outside the Box” discussing the business case for employing people with disability.
  • CCI has supported many similar events in the past, including Ticket to Work and career expos.

Looking to diversify your workforce? Find out what support is available — register for the Disability Employment Business Sundowner now.