The number of working Australians with disability is nearly 30% lower than the general population (53% compared to 83%).And, according to the Australian Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2017, published on 24 January, the figures are worsening, down 6% since 2009.
Positive Action towards Career Engagement or PACE mentoring, is a vibrant program that links jobseekers with disability to mentors from leading Australian businesses.
It supports businesses to develop the leadership skills and disability confidence of their managers and supervisors. While jobseekers gain experience in a workplace setting, develop skills and expand their networks.
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.