We are celebrating our 6th birthday and thought there is no better way than to share 6 stories from 6 of our stakeholders! These include a trainee, a graduate, a parent/guardian, a business partner, an employment partner, and our CEO.
Everything we achieve is due to these stakeholders and the various partnerships that evolve from their participation in the mission.
An inclusive community is possible when we are aligned in creating a world that celebrates and values difference. #6YearsOfSteps
Parents – Tatum’s Mom
“Tatum’s skills have been improved. His communication is a lot better which makes me understand him. He has more responsibilities in which he can complete his task automatically such as refilling water. He is more flexible in life.”
Tatum graduated from our scholarship programme earlier this year and was such a valuable member of our Business Service Centre team that we invited him to join us for part-time employment.
The scholarship programme focused on work readiness training for office environments so along with other trainees, Tatum had the opportunity to gain work experience in our Business Service Centre. He is fantastic at quality control and is happy to do anything asked of him, always to the highest of standards. In addition, he is a great mentor for newer and less experienced trainees.
Every time you enter the centre, he is the first to wish you good morning with a huge smile before promptly returning to work.
In the future, he plans to continue working to extend his skills and would like to have his own business so he can keep working after he retires!
Despite the Education for All Act, only 11.6% of people with disabilities continue to secondary education due to schools not having sufficient support and training to be inclusive. This in turn creates a skills gap that young people like Tatum are working hard to overcome by themselves.