inclusion training wins brimbank city council learning excellence award

A big congratulations to Inclusion Training’s Sunshine campus for the recent win of the Learning Excellence Award ‘We Are Brimbank Awards 2021’.

The ‘Learning Excellence’ category, recognises outstanding contribution to the ongoing education, learning and engagement of the Brimbank community.

It is a great credit to all the team, including Inclusion Training Manager Judith Price, Team Leader Archana Kadam, Trainer Anna Shelton and Direct Support Professionals, Joanne McConnell, Chantell Leota, Ramandeep Kaur, Katie Jones, Trishna Paudel and Philip Panting.

Inclusion Training offers a range of courses for individuals with an intellectual disability. The training model includes small classes and a student to staff ratio of 1:3, offering a highly personalised training experience.

archana kadam, team leader at inclusion training says

We help build pathways for students to access community opportunities.  We believe that standing together we can create better lives for people with intellectual disabilities who become valued members of their community. Inclusion Training values uniqueness and celebrates differences of our students. We take a person-centred approach that uncovers our student’s talents and strengths.

Along with our courses, we also offer Life Skills program to our students.

This includes learning activities such as travel training, cooking, arts and crafts, music, excursions, community events and fitness programs to help students learn to work in teams, respect others, practice gratitude, and develop a sense of contributing for the benefit of others.

We encourage students to actively participate in community events to build their confidence and feel valued members of the community. Students become aware of what is happening around them and what others are experiencing during sessions”

Inclusion Training has worked hard to assist students to feel safe and secure during COVID restrictions, using online platforms to assist students to continue to work toward their goals. The training team has supported the students to learn and use new technology tools which has opened opportunities and enriched their experiences.

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  1. Team Leader Archana Kadam accepting the award on behalf of Inclusion Melbourne

     2. The Mayor of Brimbank City Council and all winners 'We Are Brimbank Awards 2021'

   3. Students at Inclusion Training participating in learning activities