Matthew Foo is known among his Impact21 colleagues as our resident tech guru. He can troubleshoot, fix, or sync almost anything. He’s also incredibly friendly, intelligent, and always aims to do a great job. Matthew landed a great role at Dulux in Clayton where he does a range of tasks, including administrative duties, HR, vlogging, and is even lined up to spend a day slinging coffees in their café! He’s a man of many talents and ambitions, and Impact21 is very proud to have had Matt along for the Impact21 journey, where he has thrived into a wonderful and very professional young man, ready to take on the world of employment! Well done Matthew!
Impact21 is a tertiary education and employment course for employers and people living with an intellectual disability. It aims to break the cycle of unemployment to create diverse, sustainable and meaningful workplaces throughout Australia.
Founded by e.motion21 and supported by academic researchers including Torrens University, Impact21 has been co-designed with students with Down syndrome, employers, families, educators and disability service providers. Together we are disrupting unsuccessful models of disability education and employment through a ground breaking model that leads to guaranteed jobs.
Current national employer partners PwC, Sodexo, Deakin University, JB Hi-Fi and DuluxGroup, DES partner CVGT and 12 courageous students have successfully completed the 12 month Discovery, Work Experience and Internship modules that lead to customised employment. Our graduates start work in 2020 – watch this space!
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