With jobkeeper coming to an end, a global pandemic still looming and volatile economies to top it all off, there’s no wonder job-seeking has become so difficult in recent times. For people with disability, the prospect of finding a job in such a competitive market has become harder than ever before.
That’s why on Wednesday the 24th March, breakthru decided to host an open office event at our Hornsby location to give both customers and service providers alike an opportunity to learn about our Disability Employment Services and discuss ways that we can all work together for the benefit of the community.
Attendees on the day had the opportunity to listen and speak to breakthru staff members, partners and employers to fully understand what employment or networking opportunities are out there in the Hornsby & Parramatta areas. Some of our customers were brave enough to stand up and tell their story to an audience of more than 40 people, illustrating just how important it is to reach out and get help if finding a job is truly your goal.
While the initial objective of the day was to help jobseekers with disability, what actually transpired was something much bigger and more powerful. With service providers from the headspace Work & Study Program, Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College, Dress for Success and many more attending, we had a room full of people working together to provide a holistic range of wrap around supports for all potential jobseekers.
In what is a very competitive employment service sector, it was fantastic to see everyone coming together in order to provide jobseekers with the best opportunities available. breakthru’s National Partnership Manager Duncan Matthews was particularly thrilled to see the collaboration, stating the event was a great success.
“We had such a great turn out, but what was particularly rewarding for me was the incredibly powerful collaboration that began between every single person that attended” he said.
“We had customers, employers, training organistions, voluntary support organisations, counsellors, mental health and disability service providers busily working together and exploring ways to make a real difference in the community”
The collaboration was powered by everyone’s passion and genuine drive to further support the people that need it most – people with disability. Despite such a saturated market there, are very few providers that are able to effectively deliver A – Z services, so it is only through this type of collaboration that success can be achieved.
With such a successful event now behind us, breakthru is gearing up to host their next Open Office event at their Campsie location. If you’re interested in attending or would like to discuss how you can collaborate with breakthru, please reach out on 1800 767 212 or email email@example.com
What happens on the day? Find out by checking our highlight reel below!
After growing up with his younger sister Katey (who was born with Down Syndrome), Josh has witnessed first hand the barriers and misconceptions placed around people with disability. As part of the breakthru team, Josh hopes to assist people just like Katey to find the information or supports they need to live their best life.