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Free National Webinar: 2019 VDC Thought Leadership Series

23rd Aug 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Online

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Free National Webinar: presenting Jan Davis 

Supported internships: a program of social inclusion for young people with disability.

 

VDC is pleased to present International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) fellowship recipient Jan Davis from Holmesglen Institute of TAFE who will outline findings from a UK study tour and the subsequent pilot with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.


Hear more about this exciting initiative for Holmesglen and the Royal Children’ s Hospital, leading the way in introducing the supported internship program in Australia.


In 2017 Jan undertook the fellowship to explore supported internships. The fellowship was based at West Thames College and Ealing, Hammersmith & West London’s College all of whom are affiliated with employer partners.

The aim of the research was to investigate vocational training opportunities for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, with an emphasis on developing industry partnerships that enhance vocational pathways.


Since the fellowship, in consultation with key personnel from the Faculty and the Chief of Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital an Industry partnership has been established. A pilot Integrated Practical Placement program was introduced in 2018 and a research project was undertaken through the clinical chair at Holmesglen, with outstanding results.

 

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All webinar sessions are held online via BlackBoard Collaborate.

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Jan Davis

Jan works at Holmesglen Institute of TAFE in the Community and Transitional Education department within the Faculty of Health, Science, Youth and Community Studies. Jan aims to investigate vocational training opportunities for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities with a focus on building industry partnerships to foster and grow vocational pathways through enriched and more meaningful work experience opportunities. Jan is passionate about continuing to strive for excellence in program delivery that has stronger vocational outcomes for exiting students. Such solid relationships with relevant industry bodies would allow for promotion and support of potential employment as an option early in transition planning.

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