The Making Experience Count eBook is a collection of twelve personal stories aimed at sharing helpful information and resources for mature age job seekers with disability.
About the eBook
Developed by the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster (IMVC) National Disability Coordination Officer Programme – the Making Experience Count eBook showcases 12 success stories of mature age workers with disability (aged 45+), who have successfully transitioned from unemployment to employment.
Funded by the Australian Government, the National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program works strategically to assist people with disability access and participate in tertiary education and subsequent employment, through a national network of regionally based NDCOs.
The stories contained provide rich personal experiences about the challenges and obstacles overcome to achieve dreams.
With a comprehensive Resource Index the book also highlights resources and services that may be helpful to people with disability – providing insight and links to further information for those looking to work, study or up-skill.
Inspiring stories featured include artist and MS Ambassador Justine Martin, Gold Medal Paralympian and Order of Australia recipient Carol Cook, and Director of online learning website The Course Bank, Martin Stow.
Delivering the NDCO Programme for Regions 11 (Inner and Northern Metropolitan Melbourne) and 13 (Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne); IMVC is committed to the social inclusion of all, and is passionate about providing opportunities for the wider community to enhance capabilities in applied learning and education, training and employment.