Michelle will share insights from her research and draw on her experience leading the Ticket to Work approach and the Inclusive Pathways to Employment pilot.
Meet Michelle Wakeford
Michelle Wakeford is the Senior Manager Youth Transitions (Disability) at the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Michelle founded the Ticket to Work approach, and for the last 12 years, she has been working with a dedicated team, including community networks and partners, exploring various projects and research to improve pathways to employment for young people with disability. She has been key in supporting capacity building in effective practice in school-to-work transition and has extensive experience in policy and program development and system transformation.
Tips, Tussles and Traps: The transition to work for young people with disability
Michelle shares insights from her research and draws on her experience leading the Ticket to Work approach and the Inclusive Pathways to Employment pilot. As the mother of Jeremy, a teenager with Down syndrome navigating his way in the world, she will also discuss practical ways to implement these learnings.