James Megalakakis left school at the end of Year 11 after losing interest in study after being diagnosed with Aspergers. Three years ago, he came across a pilot program being run at Holmesglen Institute for people with a cognitive impairment, a physical disability or both.
Some 70 students have now graduated from the Certificate 1 in Work Education, including James, with the majority finding a job or deciding to do further study with the Integrated Practical Placement (IPP) program. Holmesglen Institute’s industry partners are the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Active Monash.
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