Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Business disability network connecting students with disabilities to paid internships
The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is a national membership organization supporting businesses to welcome people with disability as employees and customers. In 2005 it launched the “Stepping Into” programme to connect university students with disabilities to employers in the open labour market. Available in all six states and two territories, by 2020 “Stepping Into” had facilitated over 1,500 internships providing practical paid work with over 140 Australian employers.
“I’m a people´s person and Stepping Into has matured my ability to communicate and to work in a team.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Stepping Into Internship Program|
|Organisation:||Australian Network on Disability (AND)|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|