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feature Employable Me The ABC’s three-part series Employable Me aired in April, captivating people around Bill Gamack, right, and far right, participants from Employable Me. Australia as it followed nine people with disability looking for work. By Bill Gamack S environment. And importantly, it I felt privileged to be invited urged businesses to imagine the into the lives of participants. By possibilities of harnessing these listening to their stories, everyone valuable skills in their workplaces. can learn the power of kindness and eeing the positive dialogue It was encouraging to see understanding. surrounding the show has businesses adjusting their hiring been heartening, and I believe processes to better play to the does not mean ‘bad’ or ‘less than’ it is a vital beginning step in bringing strengths of people with disability. hits home for all. this overlooked subject into the Having businesses think differently, May we all remember that mainstream. and ensure they’re not inadvertently levelling the field for people with blocking the path of the best person disability is up to all of us, and participants’ unique skills and for the job, benefits people with continue to push for change. attributes, and showed how disability, businesses, and society Bill Gamack is CEO of EPIC Assist. they flourished in a supportive more broadly. www.epicassist.org The program highlighted I hope the truth that ‘different’ Making Jobs Possible Surround yourself with people that believe in You • • • • Choose your career options One to one tailored programs Confidential & expert advice Supports designed to meet the workplace environment Let us help you reach your full potential, it all starts with a call, phone (08) 7325 0027 For over 20 years MJP Employment Services take action to get people with intellectual or learning disabilities into long term jobs. www.mjpemploymentservices.com.au linkonline.com.au Start Your Career Journey with MJP Now employment 57