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School leaver gains confidence

While at Loreto College studying in her final year of schooling, Teele was introduced to the CVGT team in Ballarat through our eligible school leaver program. The program supports students stepping into employment for the first time. Meeting with Teele on a regular basis, Kylie, a member of the Disability Employment Services team in Ballarat, …

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Toys bring joy at Christmas

Thanks to community support hundreds of donated toys will bring some welcome cheer to children and their families this Christmas. The overwhelming positive response for the ParentsNext-hosted toy drive exceeded expectations, with dozens of people and local businesses dropping off gifts at our offices across Victoria. Toys included books, teddy bears, games, swing sets and …

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Lizzie adjusts to working from home

Earlier this year, Lizzie was on a mission to find work in administration. With a quick Google search, Lizzie discovered CVGT Australia and registered with our Box Hill office as a voluntary participant. Lizzie applied for several positions for which she was qualified however was unsuccessful due to the phone work involved – these tasks …

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Hayden with Jen in Kyneton

Breaking down disability stigma

Breaking down the stigma faced by people with disabilities is a passion for disability champion Hayden Walsh. Hayden has cerebral palsy but it doesn’t prevent him from making a contribution in the workplace and giving back to his community. He currently enjoys work as a casual employee at Woolworths in Kyneton where he feels valued …

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Mikhaela at the City of Greater Bendigo

Traineeship ignites career opportunity

Mikhaela is a trainee with the City of Greater Bendigo. She works in the procurement team helping with the administration for contracts with contract facilitators. Mikhaela enjoys her work and is undertaking a Certificate III in Business. “The people are really supportive and encourage improvement and learning, everyone is really friendly and is willing to …

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Support our Christmas Toy Drive

It is the season of giving and in the spirit of providing economic and social benefits to the communities within which we operate, CVGT Australia is hosting a toy drive. The initiative is being hosted through CVGT Australia’s ParentsNext team and will help some families doing it tough during COVID-19. The ParentsNext sites in Albury, …

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Michael Taylor’s role at CVGT helps people with disabilities

Returning to the work force two years ago was a big step for Michael Taylor. He had been an electrician by trade until a hit-and-run motorcycle crash in 2003 left him in a wheelchair. “To go back into that field as a T3 paraplegic, I couldn’t do,” he said. “About 15 years down track, my …

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