Jigsaw Official Launch : Disability Employment Training
Real Community Services had the pleasure of being invited to the official Jigsaw launch on Friday the 24th of July on site at the Mount Gravatt Campus. Jigsaw is a social enterprise that trains and transitions people with disability into award wage employment.
Jigsaw has a very simple vision for the future; it is an Australia in which people with disability are fully included in the workforce.
Jigsaw’s mission is to support people with disability to successfully secure mainstream employment at a rate exceeding the national benchmark, through the targeted intervention of a work-based training program.
The evening was amazing with service providers, food and honorable guests 140 onsite and 40 via Zoom.
The students did a wonderful presentation on the training they receive at Jigsaw. Real Community Services had tours throughout the complex and all had an understanding on what Jigsaw is accomplishing for the students and training whether it is data entry or other administrative roles. Everyone of the students love going to Jigsaw for training and mostly for the socialisation aspect – they have created some long life friends already since opening.
Our Community Engagement Coordinator has been asked to return and have sessions with the students that will commence on Tuesday 28th if July and running for 4 weeks starting with small QnA’s with the Jigsaw trainees to extend their options regarding work and support after their completion with Jigsaw.
Real Community Services supports participants while in the workforce – and to assist to gain employment should they wish to by introducing them to the correct pathways and resources.