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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Big plans for the future

A very encouraging story about a young man with Down syndrome carving out his future in regional Australia:

By Alan Erskine, Mildura Weekly, 10th February, 2011

He might be a trifle inexperienced, but Stuart Chaplin mixes a mean lemon squash. Just the right amount of lemon, soda and ice.

Stuart, 20, is the latest addition to the staff at Mildura Working Man’s Club, a job he secured on his own initiative after successfully completing a two-year TAFE course in work education.

It could be said that he already had a foot in the door, having completed work experience at the Workers while still at school, and staff say they were impressed with his infectious attitude and enthusiasm.

Part-time work is another thing entirely, but Workers CEO John Harlock and club operations manager Jill Fleming said Stuart presented well at his interview, and won the job as a trainee on merit.

...... read more about Stuart and his big plans for the future here.

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