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