Symposium to aid job pathways for disabled

DISABILITY employment experts will meet with industry sector leaders at a one-day symposium ‘Pathways to Possibilities’ next Wednesday, February 14, to advance the dialogue on the economic participation of people with disability.

Hosted by Settlement Services International (SSI) Bankstown, Canterbury Bankstown Chamber of Commerce, Jobs Australia and National Disability Services, the free symposium is on at Western Sydney University: Bankstown Campus from 9.30am-3.15pm.
An important step in amplifying the voice of people with disability regarding employment challenges, opportunities and solutions for improving outcomes, attendees will hear from those advocating for more optimal employment opportunities and take part in unpacking the innovative solutions of employers who have made significant change.
Guest speakers include disability advocate and access and diversity specialist, Donna Purcell, representatives from Accessible Arts, NDIA, Australian Disability Network and the Department of Social Services and more, with comedian Tim Ferguson MC’ing the event and panel discussions facilitated by award-winning writer and disability activist Carly Findlay who said: “I look forward to being involved in the Pathways to Possibilities Symposium, particularly following the recommendations from the Disability Royal Commission where the Commissioners recommended that employment opportunities and career pathways significantly increase for disabled people.”
With a light working lunch provided, it is an accessible event and will include AUSLAN interpreters, live captioning and graphic recording.
Free but limited numbers: