The “Futures” Expo is held every two years and provides up-to-date information for parents, students, teachers and support staff on post-school options including TAFE Colleges, Disability Employment Services, Supported Employment Providers and Day Placement Programs.
• Heatherwood School
• Department of Human Services (DHS)
• Gateway LLEN
Context and Goals
For students with disabilities, participating in further education, training and employment can lead to enhanced opportunities for greater economic and community involvement. It can also be a protective factor against social exclusion and associated mental and physical health issues. Increased access to employment opportunities is key to improving economic security and personal wellbeing.
The “Futures” Expo provides parents, carers and students with an understanding of what further education, training and employment options are available when students leave school and helps them plan for a fulfilling and active future by providing direct access to over sixty exhibitors.
“For the first time I feel confident that there are viable options for my son when he finishes school and I’m confident that the information I’ve gathered today will help me to guide him.” Heatherwood parent
• building students’ capacity to independently participate in the community
• improving access to employment opportunities
• Improves career, pathway and service information