MAX Toowong welcomes Assistant Minister for Disability Services

“Minister Prentice sat in on our participant group discussion to gain insight into DES participant needs."

March 24 2016

(L to R) Ambrose Treacy College Tuckshop Convener Danielle Milne with Disability Services Assistant Minister Jane Prentice and MAX Managing Director Deborah Homewood.

MAX Employment Toowong welcomed the Assistant Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Jane Prentice MP into their site on Wednesday to discuss services for disability employment participants in the region.

Minister Prentice met with MAX Managing Director Deborah Homewood, MAX Toowong site staff and local employers to learn about the services offered to participants in currently registered under the Disability Employment Services (DES) programme.

Managing Director Deborah Homewood said it was a pleasure to host the Assistant Minister for the morning and highlight the services currently on offer for job seekers with additional needs.

“Minister Prentice was interested in hearing about the support provided to both employers and job seekers participating in the DES programme, and targeting local industries with growing employment opportunities for job seekers that have additional needs.”


“Minister Prentice sat in on one of our participant group discussions, it was great to see her gaining a first-hand insight into the needs of local DES participants,” Ms Homewood said.

Local disability advocate and employer Danielle Milne from Ambrose Treacy College said that she has happy to provide the Minister with feedback on the programme from an employer perspective.

“It was great to be able to speak to the Minister about the DES programme and the difference it makes in the lives of participants.

“I’ve hired three DES participants from MAX, and they’ve all been great. Their work gives them such a sense of pride and they really take ownership of their roles,”
Ms Milne said.

The Minister finished the visit by extending her thanks to staff and local employers for their efforts in delivering Disability Employment Services to job seekers in the region.
 

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