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NDIS - Finding and Keeping a Job & SLES

WCIG has been supporting individuals with a disability to find employment fo... More

WCNjobs expands - new contracts means new opportunities

In October 2017 Working Communities Network applied to expand the number of ... More

How SEE Helped Jayden Find his Spark

Jayden spent a year in the SEE Youth class, starting in February 2017. He wa... More

How SEE Helped Jayden Find his Spark

22 May 2018 - An excellent way to celebrate Education Week for 2018 is to look at how programs like Skills for Education and Employment can impact the lives of young people who don't click with mainstream education. Meet Jayden!

Jayden spent a year in the SEE Youth class, starting in February 2017. He was a bright and thoughtful student, genuinely interested in the world and the people around him. Although very keen to learn, he found that mainstream school wasn’t the place for him, as he felt stifled by the rules a...

Premier's Gala Dinner - 'Proud to Belong'

21 Mar 2018 - Representatives from WCIG were pleased to attend the Premier's Gala Dinner, kicking off Cultural Diversity Week for 2018.

Some lucky representatives from various WCIG programs attended the Premier’s Gala Dinner on 17 March.

The main purpose of the dinner was to officially launch the 2018 Cultural Diversity Week festivities for Victoria. This year's theme, 'Proud to Belong', is a poigna...

It's Official! DARE to Get Disability Aware and Ready to Engage

8 Feb 2018 - On Tuesday 6 February, WCIG welcomed some very special guests to formally launch the DARE program.

At WCIG's Metro West office in Footscray, we were pleased to welcome guests from various community organisations, businesses and representatives from local government to formally launch our DARE to be DisABILITY Friendly program.

Mayor of the City of Maribyrnong, Cr Cuc Lam, and Sisay Dinku, Commissioner of the Vict...

Skills First Reconnect Program Launched @ WCIG Training Services

7 Dec 2017 - We were delighted to have the Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney attend our office in Footscray this morning to officially launch our Skills Reconnect program!

We are excited to announce that WCIG and Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd are working together to deliver the Skills Reconnect program. The Skills Reconnect program offers participants the supports they need so they can successfully...

WCIG's 9th Annual Board Scholarships with Special Guest Mr Wade Noonan

29 Nov 2017 - WCIG celebrates the successes of participants across all programs at its Ninth Annual WCIG Board Scholarships presentation.

On Thursday 23 November at the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club in Williamstown, WCIG celebrated the outstanding achievements of a special group of its program participants.

WCIG’s Board Chair, Mr Frank Carlus and CEO Mr Ron Miers were joined by special g...

Introducing DisABILITY Aware & Ready to Engage (DARE) Program

1 Nov 2017 - The DARE (Disability Aware & Ready to Engage) program is a Community Disability Awareness Education program that provides FREE training to social and community groups, sporting and recreational groups, and employers.

DARE’s vision is for people with disability to be able to access all parts of the community the same way as everyone else. DARE promotes inclusion in all areas of life, from taking part in a craft lesson a local community centre, being a scorer at the local cricket club or hiring a person based on their skills a...

Latest News: The First DARE to be DisABILITY Friendly Steering Committee Meeting

12 Sep 2017 - WCIG's new disability awareness education program DARE (Disability Aware & Ready to Engage) – to be DisABILITY Friendly.

The first DARE Steering Committee meeting was held on Monday 4 September at the WCIG Metro West Footscray office.

This meeting was attended by 11 amazing individuals who generously gave their time to make a valuable contribution to the d...

Students Experience the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo

24 May 2017 - Last Wednesday our Certificate II in Cleaning Operations Class visited ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo in Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,

Our students experienced a range of presentations and networking opportunities throughout the event.

The ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene expo was possible due to a partnership between ISSA, National Cleaning Suppliers Association of Australia (NCSA) and Ausclean. The Expo was widely attended by ind...

Where are they now? Corey's SEE Program Success

12 May 2017 - Corey completed the SEE Program in September 2015 – so where is he now?

Students work really hard while they’re on the SEE program, trying to gain those skills they need to get into a job or further education. It’s great to catch up with them a year or so down the track, to find out how they’re getting on.

When Corey joined the program at the age of 18 his life was not at all how...

WCIG Youth SEE Program: Jayden Smith – A Great Story

14 Feb 2017 - A fantastic outcome for one of our SEE Program participants

Jayden joined the SEE Youth class in April 2016. He’d made it to year 11 in high school before deciding that mainstream school just wasn’t for him. He thought the class would help him to make sure his literacy and numeracy skills were of a good standard, before starting an apprenticeship in painting and decorating. ...

WCIG's 8th Annual Board Scholarships - 2016

14 Nov 2016 - WCIG's annual Board Scholarships were again a massive success in 2016 with the eighth scholarship event hosted right by the water at the Williamstown Yacht Club on

12 Scholarships were awarded this year to deserving participants across all programs; including Disability Employment Services, Youth Services' Western Springboard program, Social Enterprise Group and WCIG Training Services.

The Board Scholarships reward the efforts of nominated participants who go above and b...

Hume Councilor Officiates Special Ceremony for WCIG Students

1 Sep 2016 - WCIG Training Services was delighted to have Cr Chandra Bamunusinghe presenting graduates with their Certificates

On 25 August 2016, WCIG Training Services' most recent graduating class of Certificate II in English as an Additional Language (EAL) students were part of a special ceremony at the Dallas Tennis Club.

Students were invited to be awarded their Certificates by Cr Chandra Bamunusinghe from Hume City Council,...