Positive Action towards Career Engagement or PACE Mentoring connects jobseekers with disability to mentors from leading Australian businesses.
Exclusively available to members of the Australian Network on Disability (AND), the program is mutually beneficial to both mentors and mentees.
Managers and supervisors develop their leadership skills and disability confidence while, jobseekers gain vital workplace experience, develop skills and expand their networks.
With the unemployment rate of Australians with disability at 9.4%, compared to 4.9% of people without disability, programs like PACE are vital to equitably include people with disability in employment.
Watch this short video to see how it can help you or your business.
How it works
The program is a three-month commitment between April and July or September and December.
Mentors and mentees meet approximately eight times during the three months. During the program, the mentee and mentor will set goals and desired outcomes, discuss experiences, skills, and career pathways.
Activities may include:
- Reviewing resumes and cover letters
- Mock interviews
- Worksite visits
- Networking with other professionals
- Discussing workplace adjustments
- Building confidence
- Mapping career objectives
- Understanding key strengths and abilities
PACE is generously sponsored by ANZ and Cummins.