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KarnivART attracts more artwork than ever before

This year's Karingal St Laurence KarnivART art exhibition attracted more entries than ever before, with 100 high quality artworks created by artists with a disability on display at Eastern Hub Geelong until Friday June 2.

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City at Work provides fun pathways to employment

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) job seekers from the Whittlesea region are benefiting from a new employment program which officially launched yesterday. City at Work is a collaboration between Melbourne City Football Club, through their charity City in the Community, and local employment providers MatchWorks and Employment Services Group (ESG).

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Shared supported accommodation officially opened in Frankston

A new shared supported disability accommodation was officially opened yesterday in front of local community in Frankston's North.

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Frankston job seekers create mini golf course for local youth

MatchWorks Work for the Dole (WfD) job seekers have assisted in the design and creation of a transportable 9-hole mini golf course for the Frankston City Council North Hangout. The golf course, named Peninsula Sandtrap, was unveiled yesterday at a celebratory event at Frankston North Community Centre.

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Geelong job seekers show off culinary skills

Parents from the Geelong region have been enrolled by MatchWorks in a fun 7-week cooking course as part of the MatchWorks Principal Carer Parent Program.The parents, who are preparing to return to work, are completing the home cooking course at Jamie's Ministry of Food in Geelong in order to develop skills required to make healthy meals for their families in a time efficient manner. Last week they learnt how to cook chicken fajitas from scratch. 

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MatchWorks Disability Employment Services sites achieve outstanding results

MatchWorks DES sites in Victoria and South Australia have received their performance results for the end of the December 2016 Star Rating period. Some highlights include the Preston, Flemington and Morphett Vale (SA) sites receiving the maximum 5 stars, while Corio, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Elizabeth (SA), and Broadmeadows sites achieved 4 stars. 

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Book explores supportive relationships

Barwon region participants and support workers have shared their stories in a new book which explores the dynamics of the relationship between young people with a disability and their support workers.

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Ringwood restaurant showcases disability employment opportunity

A Ringwood restaurant has teamed with MatchWorks to host an evening of disability employment promotion, which has been described as a "raging success". A group of eight MatchWorks Disability Employment Services (DES) clients participated in the evening at The Cellar Door last week. They worked in both front-of-house and kitchen roles to serve more than 40 guests with a three-course meal.

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Joel realises employment goals

A struggle with language, literacy and numeracy was an open problem for Joel when he first walked through the doors of Karingal Training Sunshine, but he was determined to explore new work opportunities through education.

With the help of a dedicated Karingal Training trainer, Genevieve, he completed two job ready qualifications and a work placement and is now happily working for Home Instead Senior Care.

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