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Launch of Impact21 Pilot program

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Date Posted : 11 February 2019

On 11 February, I was honoured to the launch of the Impact21 pilot program, a new employment initiative for young people with Down syndrome, developed by not-for-profit e.motion21.

Alongside the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson MP and Senator Jane Hume, we announced the Coalition Government is partnering with Impact21 and delivering $300,000 in funding for the program.

The Impact21 pilot program will see 13 adults aged 22-35 years old with Down syndrome undertake a 12 month work-readiness program at Torrens University, resulting in paid employment at one of five national employers: DuluxGroup, PwC Australia, JB Hi-Fi, Sodexo and Deakin University in collaboration with CVGT Australia.

People with Down syndrome deserve these opportunities and through this new program will be able to make a meaningful contribution to our community for not only their employer but to the broader community.

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