Talee Gets Started and breaks new ground!
In 2014, Talee Andrews heard about Mai-Wel’s Get Started Program and the assistance they provide for young people with a disability transitioning to life after school.
Talee decided to enroll for 2015, to help achieve her goals of skill development, independent living, obtaining a driver’s licence and finding employment. Talee is currently in Year 11 at Dungog High School and once a week travels from Dungog to attend Get Started held at Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Maitland. Talee’s immediate goal is to participate in work experience at PACE Setters, Mai-Wel’s timber manufacturing and light engineering division. Talee has broken new ground as the only female to work at PACE Setters for the last 15 years!“Talee’s willingness to participate in various projects is developing her skills and confidence and in addition, her exposure to a variety of social and work settings is enhancing her experience at Get Started”, said Kyllie Tegg, Manager of Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions. Talee wishes to develop her skills and become a valued member of the community and workforce. In keeping with her community spirit, Talee volunteered to assist with the behind the scenes setup for the Dungog Chamber of Commerce Business Awards held in June, 2015. Talee is excited about her involvement in the Get Started program in 2016. Her participation will allow her to meet new friends from other schools in the Lower Hunter region while continuing to develop her skills.