City to host Disability Employment Business Sundowner

Media Release 30 May 2017
The City of South Perth will host a Disability Employment Business Sundowner to provide employers, people with disability, parents and carers with the opportunity to network, be inspired and learn about employment and inclusion in the workplace.
Fifteen exhibitors and representatives from Disability Employment Service (DES) providers, support service organisations, the education sector, government departments and local businesses will attend the event to be held at the South Perth Community Hall on Wednesday 14 June from 5.30-7pm.
The aim is to bring key stakeholders together to build relationships and assist those seeking work to gain employment opportunities.
Radio presenter Verity James will MC the sundowner which will include presentations from guest speakers Ian Tsolakis, Group Disability Employment Manager at Crown Resorts and Sarah Wardle, Count Me In Ambassador for the Disability Services Commission.
Mr Tsolakis will speak about CROWNability, Crown Resorts disability employment program and discuss how businesses can create inclusive workplaces.
Ms Wardle will speak about her employment journey, providing insight into her personal experiences as a person with disability.
The event is just one of the strategic initiatives in the City’s  Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2017-2021 which aims to ensure that all members of our community have the same opportunities.
“The City of South Perth is committed to ensuring that the community is an accessible and inclusive one where all people with disability have the same opportunities as others to secure employment within our community. We aim to actively create a place where all people feel welcome and where the needs of all are respected equally,” City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said.
“The City’s inaugural Disability Employment Business Sundowner is a unique initiative to bring together businesses, service and support providers, people with disability and their families to help educate and inform them about employment and inclusion in the workplace. The event will be a ‘one stop shop’ of valuable information and resources, with listening and learning opportunities for all who attend.”
The Disability Employment Business Sundowner is funded by the Lighthouse Project, a partnership between the Disability Services Commission and Local Governments Professionals Australia WA.
Disability Employment Business Sundowner
Wednesday 14 June 2017, 5.30 - 7PM
South Perth Community Hall Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth

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