Skilling Queenslanders for Work

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What is Skilling Queenslanders for Work?

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) is our newest Possibility Pathway Program which Queenslanders with low level language, literary, numeracy and digital skills develop the foundation skills that are required to pursue their career aspirations and support transitions to further training, employment or improved job roles.

We aim to support young people with an intellectual disability to prepare for sustainable mainstream employment and beyond. Through engagement in our SQW program, we believe that young people with intellectual disabilities will develop the fundamental skills to pursue their career aspirations and increase their likelihood of transitioning to further training and employment or improved job roles.

What’s included in the program?

The program will be run over 2 days per week for 8 weeks. There are 4 cohorts to be delivered over the next year with multiple intake dates.

Foundation skills are embedded into a curriculum of topics critical for and tailored to this priority group of people with intellectual disability, and responsive to the barriers they face to employment and other pathways. The program includes components of foundation skills such as:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral communication
  • Numeracy

When

Mondays & Tuesdays

9am to 3pm

Where

DSQ Ascot Office

77 Kitchener Road, Ascot

Cost

There is no cost to participants.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in this program, please complete the form below. To find our more information, contact us today via:

  • Phone: 07 3356 5566
  • email: office@downsyndromeqld.org.au