Respect and encouragement help NOVA trainees achieve

Trainees at NOVA Transition in Rockdale are punctual, friendly and willing to learn. They respect each other and encourage one another to do their best work.

Among our trainees, we have young people with a wide range of barriers, including, cerebral palsy, ADHD, depression and anxiety, speech and developmental delay, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, and Asperger’s. Despite, or perhaps because of, this wide variety of disabilities, our trainees really enjoy talking to and getting along with one another. In particular, this year they have learnt to not interrupt when others are talking.

So fat this year, Rockdale trainees have enjoyed work experience at Hurstville Council, Woolworths Rockdale, Best & Less, Laughing Goat Café and Stewart Toyota. Past trainees performed so well in their work experience at Stewart Toyota that they now have paid work there! 

Work placements are are one of the best parts of Transition to Work for the Rockdale group. Other favourite aspects, include:

  • making friends
  • computer training
  • learning how to travel on buses and trains
  • learning about different industries
  • learning how to get a job, such as creating portfolios, understanding job choices, writing resumes and cover letters
  • learning social skills, such as eye contact, a good handshake and good listening, helping others and how to make friends
  • personal organisation skills, like budgeting, time management and how to stay safe
  • news reviews
  • working with other people
  • 10 fast fingers (an online typing program that tests your pace and accuracy).

Would you like to find and keep work that you enjoy?
Contact NOVA Transition Rockdale:

Ground Floor
631 Princes Highway

Ph: (02) 9508 4400


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