CAREERS IN DISABILITY EXPO IN IPSWICH A HIT WITH 300+ ATTENDEES
Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli has welcomed the formation of an estimated 2,800 new jobs in the Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Somerset region with the rollout of Australia’s new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) over the next two years. He was at the Careers in Disability Expo in Ipswich last month on Wednesday 15 November, which was attended by over 300 enthusiastic people.
“The NDIS represents the biggest change in Australian workplace reform since the Medicare rollout in the 1970s and there will be enormous demand to create a workforce that is willing to deliver on the promise of better support,” said Mayor Antoniolli.
With the expected rapid influx of careers in disability, the health sector is calling on prospective workers in the region to explore their options at the Careers in Disability Expo on Wednesday 15 November at the Ipswich Showgrounds.
The Careers in Disability Expo gave locals the opportunity to attend free seminars, get career advice and do pathway planning as well as talk to employers looking to hire at the Expo.
The NDIS will provide better support for people with disability, giving them the choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided. It will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability, with the reasonable and necessary support they need to live an ordinary life.
It’s estimated up to 19,000 new roles across Queensland will need filling by the completion of the NDIS rollout, with a range of roles on offer including specialist and direct support, management, social engagement workers and technology developers.
Pictured from left to right is Natalie Palelei (CSIA) Craig Hodges (CEO Workforce Council), Karni Liddell (NDIS Ambassador, former Paralympian), Andrew Antoniolli (Ipswich Mayor) and Peter Tully (Disability Community Awareness).
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