Com­mu­nity ral­lies be­hind WorkABILITY

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times News 3 -

PEO­PLE with dis­abil­i­ties, health con­di­tions and in­juries demon­strated their range of skills and ex­pe­ri­ences in the work­place as part of WA’s first WorkABILITY Day last week.

WorkABILITY Day aims to show em­ploy­ers that peo­ple with a range of health con­di­tions can add value to their or­gan­i­sa­tions and to raise aware­ness of For­rest Per­son­nel’s work in sup­port­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions with re­cruit­ment and em­ploy­ment process.

Bello Torta cafe owner Trish Keegan was part of the pro­gram and hosted For­rest Per­son­nel client Tracey White for the day.

Ms White has os­teoarthri­tis which has af­fected her abil­ity to work in labour-in­ten­sive jobs.

Mrs Keegan said it was a “great ini­tia­tive” which cre­ated equal op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and health con­di­tions.

Ms White said she en­joyed shad­ow­ing Mrs Keegan for the day and it gave her an in­sight into the hospi­tal­ity in­dus­try.

“I’ve re­ally en­joyed learn­ing about the in­dus­try and I re­ally en­joy in­ter­act­ing with cus­tomers,” she said.

Pic­ture: Ce­cilia Allen

For­rest Per­son­nel client Tracey White tries her hand at cake-mak­ing with Bello Torta cafe owner Trish Keegan as part of WorkABILITY Day.

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