A working machine

Nona is kicking goals in his traineeship with CT Freight in Mascot. While he was at Liverpool NOVA Transition, the staff organised for Nona to get his forklift licence, which opened up opportunities to work in warehousing – and it's paid off!

His boss Richard, Manager at CT Freight, is delighted to have Nona on board. ‘We didn’t know what to expect but Nona is just a working machine. He’s a model to the rest of the organisation of what it means to be a devoted hard worker. We’re very impressed. If I could have a hundred Nonas we’d be making a lot of money!’


Choosing the path to employment

After finishing school, Pissett considered his options. Of the various NDIS choices available, he chose the path to employment so Pissett registered with NOVA Transition Ingleburn.

And that choice has paid off: Pissett got a job as an assistant storeperson at Ultimate Suspension.

The role is a Traineeship in Automotive Sales (parts), which means both employer and employee are committed to making this job a career for Pissett.

It’s a win-win, according to his employer, Ken O’Keefe, who says: ‘Pissett is very likeable. He gets on well with other staff. He takes responsibility for his work and is willing to learn.’


Everyone’s happy with this job placement!

Corey’s full-time work with Paul and the team at Camden Toyota shows how the NOVA job match ensures employees are matched to their workplace. To hear more about Corey’s experience with a great employer, watch this video.


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To discuss your options, call NOVA Transition on 1300 Ability (1300 224 548).   

NOVA Transition accepts NDIS School Leaver Employment Supports.


Communication key to employment

Ram worked hard to improve his English skills in order to become job ready.

After taking a little while to settle into NOVA Transition's program in Liverpool, Ram developed his social skills and started making new friends. With this boost of confidence Ram started to believe in himself. As NOVA Employment CEO, Martin Wren says, ‘Great things can happen when we start to believe in ourselves. Often it’s half the battle to achieving our goals.’


Sky’s the limit!

Sometimes Harley would not get out of bed to attend NOVA Transition Engadine. He has a mild intellectual disability but it was the anxiety that stopped him from doing everyday things.

Yet with coaching from his job coach, Harley’s confidence began to improve to the point that he attempted work experience. The key to his successful first work-experience placement was his being supported 100% of the time by an experienced NOVA support worker. Gradually, he built his skills and courage to the point where he could complete work experience alongside another trainee.


This business owner is very happy with his apprentice

In early 2016, Charbel got his dream job as an apprentice cabinet maker. Now he’s sanding drawers and cabinet walls, putting cupboards together, undercoating cabinetry and helping with on-site installations. His boss Rick says, ‘As an apprentice, doing the whole job is important. Not only is it the best way to learn but you develop well-rounded workers.’


Confidence and value through work

Tim graduated from Penrith’s Transition to Work program in 2014. As you can see in this video, NOVA has helped him become a confident young man who is a valued member of his workplace. He loves his work repairing and rebuilding lawnmowers at GYC lawnmower repairs in Penrith. 


A whole career in front of him

Having started work in December 2015, Casey is one of eight staff at JAX Tyres in Sutherland. He works full time and is undertaking a traineeship in tyre fitting. His supervisor, Bill, says he’s taken to it very quickly: ‘In my thirty years as a tyre fitter I’ve trained a few guys and Casey has picked it up well. I can’t see any of his disabilities holding him back.’


Independence through a job he enjoys

Alan works full time at Wallace and Wallace Signs and is enrolled in a Diploma of Digital Media. He loves the creative side of his job – designing, using computers and learning from his boss, Craig. 

Craig says that Alan is picking up skills to the point that he can almost do small jobs on his own so he’s a valuable extra pair of hands around the workshop. He contributes different ideas and adds to Craig’s computer knowledge. He has a dry and cheeky sense of humour and is good to have around.

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