Employment success for young trainee with VERTO

Jodie Ryan, VERTO, Meg Pargeter, Employer Representative and Meg’s Supervisor at Hume bank Jenny Harmer and Meg’s mum Melissa Pargeter.

Meg Pargeter is no stranger to overcoming barriers and achieving goals. 

Meg, diagnosed with Kabuki syndrome, has a mild intellectual disability and suffers muscle abnormalities. She first began work experience in late 2015 at Albury’s Hume Bank, as part of the pilot program to show how career pathways could develop for children and young adults with disabilities. During her placement it was noted by her colleagues that she lifted the mood of the entire workplace and was awarded Employee of the Month and a two day per week role after she finished Year 12.

Meg’s mother, Melissa Pargeter, recently approached Riverina based VERTO Workforce Development Consultant, Jodie Ryan, for further assistance. Jodie was able to support Meg to sign up to a Certificate II in Business traineeship with the Albury Hume Bank.

When Mrs Pargeter was asked about how the work experience and assistance of the Employment Circles of Support Program assisted Meg, she answered that “the success of the family-driven program was proof of the power of people working together.”

VERTO is proud to be working with a hard-working young person such as Meg, who is making a valuable contribution to her local community.

Credit: Border Mail, July 13 2016