MatchWorks job seeker Lenny Peters was 15 years old when he
became a paraplegic after losing his balance and falling 30 metres
down a cliff-face at the beachside town of Barwon Heads. Now 49,
Lenny has started a new job at Serco in Melbourne after he
struggled to find work in Geelong when his previous employer in
Warrnambool ceased business.
Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new
experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.
The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the
National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients
and their families step outside the square and try something new.
By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community
The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to
Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have
invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.
Karingal and St Laurence are undergoing due diligence following
the announcement of a potential merger of the two
Announced on March 10, the merger presents an opportunity for
Karingal and St Laurence to strengthen disability services.
Queensland employers and job seekers have enjoyed a valuable
labour market information sharing and networking session at the
first 'Brekkie into Jobs' breakfast.
Yarra Community Housing officially launched its new
Participation Hub in Barkly Street, Footscray yesterday with
MatchWorks one of the community organisations offering its services
for the unique space.
VT Group Australia Director Heath Peatling says his
company's relationship with MatchWorks has been beneficial for not
only his business, but also the job seekers who often have to
overcome personal barriers to ensure their ongoing success at
Geelong MatchWorks Work for the Dole coordinators partnered with
Reclink Australia to deliver a multi-faceted beautification WFD
project at the Corio-Norlane Uniting Church.
Eastern Hub Geelong offers a community space like no other in
the Geelong region where people of all abilities and ages can come
A Karingal initiative, the $6.5 million centre was opened on
April 21 by Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Karingal chair
Rodney Payne in front of more than 150 guests.