Defence wins 2017 Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award

Wed 20 December 2017

2017 ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards. Small change, big difference. Logo.

AND Gold Member, Department of Defence has won the 2017 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award for Inclusion in Public Sector Employment.

Recognising outstanding achievements in disability inclusion in the Canberra community, this year’s awards were presented at a ceremony held on 14 December at the National Museum of Australia.

The Inclusion in Public Sector Employment award acknowledges improvements the Diversity Directorate at Defence has made in the areas of recruitment, workplace adjustments and training to attract and increase employment opportunities for people with disability. The Department has also achieved significant success from their disability employment programs and pathways, which have seen 129 people with disability gain a valued role in the organisation.

We would also like to congratulate AND Gold Member, the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate for a commendation in the same category.

The overarching 2017 Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence went to The Dandelion Program Canberra by DXC Technology for its innovative IT career development program. Under the program, DXC Technology currently employs 38 people with autism in a partnership with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology, and other employers including the Australian Department of Human Services, the Department of Defence, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and the ANZ Bank.

Watch the below video by DXC Technology to find out more about The Dandelion Program.

Download the DXC Technology Dandelion Program video transcript (Word, 17KB)

For a full list of award winners and commendations, visit the ACT Inclusion Council website

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