Corporate Partner Volunteering Program – Launch
Staff volunteering is an important part of many Corporate Social Responsibility strategies. Our new program, launched with Westpac staff in November 2018, delivers team volunteering opportunities which encourage engagement with people living with a disability and those socially disadvantaged.
Customer Profiles: RSL Victoria – annual ANZAC Day appeal
With over 180,000 ANZAC badges and wrist bands to assemble then pack, our team has been busy since early January in readiness for the RSL Victoria ANZAC Day appeal to raise money for veterans and their families. We were proud to partner with this great organisation and our team has certainly enjoyed the work for the past couple of months.
Customer Profiles: North Western Program Alliance
We are delighted to partner with our first major infrastructure customer the North Western Program Alliance, a partnership between the Level Crossing Removal Project, John Holland Group, KBR and Metro Trains Melbourne.
Efficiency for Growth
This month’s theme in the Ability Works workplace has been ‘Efficiency got growth’. With the help of expert Anthony Clyne from TXM Lean Solutions, we have: reviewed manufacturing methods, optimised space management, achieved continual waste reduction, improved crewing decisions, increased productivity tempo and maximised output results.
Competitive advantage via “The Person Centred approach”
In Oct 2017, I joined a relatively unknown Australian Disability Enterprise, Ability Works in Melbourne, as CEO. I was surprised to find how with minimal resources, staff skilfully managed a workforce of 130, with complex physical and mental health support needs.
Visitors on Tour Oct 2018
Visitors from organisations looking to potentially partner with AWA pictured above on tour during September were: Swinburne University, Social Traders, Coca-Cola Amatil, Northwest Program Alliance, McConnell Dowell, Activate Rail, Metro Tunnel / Cross Yarra Partnerships and CPB Contractors.