WCIG at Melton Indigenous Community Health Event
30 Apr 2013 - WCIG held an information stall at the Melton Indigenous Community Health event.
WCIG Disability Employment Services were thrilled to be invited to hold an information stall showcasing our services to residents of Melton and the surrounding suburbs.Indigenous Health is an issue that has been under the spotlight for communities throughout Australia, with efforts to address health care and healt...
Striving for New Heights for Onsite Catering and Outside Branch Property Maintenance
27 Mar 2013 - We've been working hard behind the scenes, working on the revitalisation of two key WCIG Social Enterprises.
Onsite Catering and Outside Branch Property Maintenance may be worlds apart in what services they provide around our local community, but they are two of the four not-for-profit businesses founded and operated under the banner of the WCIG Social Enterprise Group.WCIG's Social Enterprise Group comprises four strong...
Check out WCIG Goldmark College's Summer/Autumn Course Guide!
12 Mar 2013 - Our Summer/Autumn Course Guide is available!
WCIG Goldmark College delivers a wide range of quality training programs tailored to a diverse student base, including:• Young people
• Indigenous people
• CALD community and international students
• Parents returning to work
• Mature aged students
Latest WCIG and WCN Consortium News
1 Mar 2013 - WCIG announces 'New Chapter' with WCN Consortium and opening of new offices in the Geelong region.
DES client sparkles at the Werribee Twilight Street Markets
18 Dec 2012 - Tanya Rasen, a Disability Employment Services client at WCIG, has successfully established a regular stall, sharing her versatile greeting card creations with the public.
The Werribee Twilight Street Markets, held in Wedge and Watton Streets in the town's centre, are a popular event, which take place in the warmer months from 3pm until dusk. Tanya Rasen, a long-time craft enthusiast, recently established a regular stall at the market to sell her beautiful handmade greeting cards.Ta...
WCIG at Maribyrnong Inclusive Recognition Awards (MIRA) Ceremony
12 Dec 2012 - On December 4, a small team of WCIG staff members attended the MIRA ceremony for inclusive practices for people with a disability in the Maribyrnong region.
WCIG participated in the 2012 MIRA ceremony with a cosy stall set up alongside other organisations also representing their services, and with a staff member nominated in the Inclusive Business Practices category. The excitement in the modern entertainment space at the Footscray Community Arts Centre was fit to burst, with ...
CEO's Message from Ron Miers
10 Dec 2012 - Reflecting upon a busy year, we prepare to bid farewell to 2012 as we move into the Festive Season and work toward an even better 2013.
This has been an eventful year for organisations and business, and as we approach the Festive Season it is worth reflecting on the values that underpin our work that led to us to continue to achieve positive results for disadvantaged members of our community. We hear regularly about good and bad economic news, the rising c...
WCIG welcomes aboard the Manager of the Working Communities Network
30 Nov 2012 - WCIG is delighted to announce that Andrew Hills will be the inaugural Manager of the Working Communities Network (WCN) Disability Employment Services (DES) program.
This new Working Communities Network consortium brings together three partner organisations including WCIG, JobCo. and E-Focus.Andrew comes to the consortium with an extensive background in employment services which includes 5 years as a senior policy advisor for The National Employment Services Association, 4 yea...
WCIG Holds its Fourth Annual Board Scholarships and Business Recognition Awards
23 Nov 2012 - On Monday 12 November, WCIG held its fourth annual Board Scholarships and Business Recognition Awards for 2012 in a special ceremony at The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown.
WCIG celebrated the efforts of nominated clients' outstanding progress and achievements on their journey with us, and recognised businesses who support our work in various ways, including by providing employment, equipment and networking opportunities.This year, twelve scholarships were awarded to WCIG clients who...
WCIG is represented at the CARE Melton Expo
15 Nov 2012 - On Wednesday October 17, WCIG was thrilled to attend the annual CARE (Carers Access Resources Expo) at the Melton Community Hall.
WCIG were invited to exhibit along with more than 35 other establishments and organisations, ranging from carer/disability support services to resource providers. As a provider of Disability Employment Services (DES), WCIG was represented by the Melton site team during the event to connect with carers and people living wit...
WCIG announces successful Disability Employment Services tender bid
1 Nov 2012 -
WCIG is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our tender for the Disability Employment Services program for the 2013-2018 period. WCIG tendered as part of a new consortium called Working Communities Network. This consortium brings together three partner organisations including WCIG, JobCo. and E-Focus. In a...
WCIG joins Reclink and others in the fray of grassroots Aussie Rules footy
18 Jul 2012 - Established since 1990, the charitable organisation Reclink Australia has spent 20 years growing the social seeds of grassroots footy for people experiencing disadvantage.
The Reclink organisation runs a footy competition and many other sporting activities for the underprivileged and at risk who would otherwise be unable to participate. Reclink now operates Australia-wide, and last year boasted over 4000 events and activities offering over 80,000 opportunities across 14 national networks to ...
A message from the CEO
17 Apr 2012 -
If the hive of activity we’ve got buzzing away at WCIG is any indication, the year is already well underway. For some, it is business as usual, but for those in regional areas, yet another round of battening down the hatches is unfortunately in order. Parallel to this, the latest economic news is that some states are...
It's Community Organisations Meeting time again!
14 Feb 2012 - With the Christmas period behind us, it's time for all the Community Organisations to come together to share the latest on their missions
The Community Organisations Meetings (COM) are a fantastic way of getting in amongst all the great work that so many groups are doing in the western region, for so many people. Colourful, inspiring stories of highlights, lowlights and everything in between from our guest speakers always make COMs a great place to get in to...
WCIG’s staff go above and beyond to strengthen leadership and community engagement skills
5 Jan 2012 - WCIG’s Gabrielle Curtain, a Disability Employment Services Team Leader in our St Albans office, recently took part in the Sunshine District Leadership Training Program, facilitated by the Brimbank City Council.
The annual program is open to local students, residents or employees over the age of 18 with an interest in leadership and community issues, but is subject to very limited places upon application. Gabrielle had seen the eight-week leadership program advertised on the council website and decided to give it a go. ‘WCIG...
WCIG's Annual Board Scholarship Presentation & 25th Anniversary Celebration
19 Dec 2011 - There wasn't a frown in the room as WCIG blended their 25th anniversary milestone and presented scholarships to some driven and deserving clients.
On Monday the 14th of November at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria Clubhouse in Williamstown, the board of WCIG held a special event which encompassed two important features: WCIG’s illustrious 25th anniversary of operation, and also the presentation of an outstanding 13 Board Scholarships awarded to some remarkable ...
WCIG Business Recognition Awards
19 Dec 2011 - For 25 years WCIG has been in the business of creating partnerships for employment and in this time we have established links with a vast network of employers who play an integral role in working with us to realise our vision.
Each year our partner organisations assist us by providing employment and training opportunities to thousands of job seekers. In recognition of the valuable contribution that such organisations make to our continued success WCIG CEO Ron Miers presented the first of WCIG's Business Recognition Awards to seven outstanding bu...
A message from the CEO
19 Dec 2011 - As the year draws to a close it is encouraging to reflect on our many accomplishments and how far the organisation has evolved since its inception back in 1986.
2011 has been an extraordinary year for WCIG. It was with a great sense of excitement that we launched LoveLuvo in August and established the WCIG Social Enterprise Group. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary with a special stakeholder event with the presentation of the Annual Board Scholarships.WCIG st...
WCIG clients shine in NDCO WMR Excellence Awards 2011
15 Dec 2011 - On Sunday 4th December 2011 at Logan Reserve in Altona, our very own WCIG clients Scott Dawson and Kevin Affleck were awarded at the NDCO Western Metropolitan Region Excellence Award under the employment category as the winner and runner up respectively.
This all took place at ‘A Celebration for International Day of People with Disability’. Scott and Kevin were nominated by their WCIG employment consultants, Ashleigh Daniel and Brooke Pretty. The awards were open in three categories to people with a disability aged between 15 and 64 that are living in Melbourne...
WCIG Scholarship recipient Ingi Barr takes mental health message out to students in the west as part of Mental Health Week
15 Jun 2011 -
To celebrate Mental Health Week October 10-16, WCIG is pleased to be sponsoring mental health advocate, Ingi Barr, as she takes to schools in the west to tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness. She will also be presenting at the WCIG Annual Scholarship Presentation Ceremony, of which only one year ago, she was a reci...