We are incredibly proud of our supported employees, trainees and SLES participants who have all worked very hard to achieve their employment, study and personal goals this year. We’re excited to share a few special mentions and our Traineeship Award winners.
SLES kicking goals
We’d like to say a big congratulations to our SLES participants who have been working hard towards their employment goals despite having a lot of changes occur.
We’d also like to share that Kasey and Hamish are moving from the SLES program into supported employment with the MBS team. Kasey will be moving to our Collins Street warehouse and Hamish (pictured at top) will be part of our Derrimut team.
Ethan got a part time job in an Indian restaurant and has been working there for three months.
Shakaya will be employed in an open employment role next year in a supermarket.
Four SLES participants will graduate with a Certificate I in Work Education.
Six SLES participants will graduate with a Certificate I in Transitional Education.
Trainee success stories
Our trainees have also been achieving great things and we could not be more proud of them!
At our graduation ceremony on the 16 December:
- 22 trainees graduated with a Certificate II in Supply Chain Operations
- Five trainees graduated with a Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations
- Two school based trainees graduated with a Certificate II in Horticulture
- Three Supported Employees graduated with a Certificate II in Horticulture
- One supervisor graduated with a Certificate II in Horticulture.
Additionally, a big congratulations to Ubiadah who obtained his forklift license and successfully gained employment in a warehouse! Congratulations also to Lee who has gained a supported employment position within our Werribee garden crew.
We are also pleased to announce our end of year awards!
Our Most Improved Trainee Award goes to Radovan and the Trainee of the Year Award goes to Assunta. Yay!
We are so proud of the dedication and hard work that everyone has put into achieving both their short- and long-term goals. Well done everyone!
Moving into leadership roles
We’d like to congratulate Matthew from our MBS team who successfully moved from a supported employment role into a full-time supervisor position in our Derrimut warehouse earlier this month. Matthew will be looking after the seeds area.
Yiannis, one of our previous trainees, has also gained an open employment role within our MBS team. Well done to both of you!
We are pleased to share that we have opened our new warehouse, known internally as D3. We have been working hard to get it up and ready for our staff. You will be able to spot it from our current warehouses (D1 and D2) as we have painted it a very nice mint green colour and it is only 500 meters from our current warehouse sites.
This new building means we can hire more supported employees and school-based trainees which means we can create even more opportunities for the people we support.
Exciting times ahead for our MBS teams!