Creating inclusive employment opportunities
Published on 16 June 2022
An exciting partnership creates further inclusive employment opportunities in Hume.
Brite Institute (Brite) and Hume City Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will create greater inclusive employment opportunities over the next three years.
Brite Institute CEO, Robert Hannaford, and CEO of Hume City Council, Sheena Frost attended a signing ceremony to finalise the agreement on Thursday 16 June, which will provide job seekers, especially those living with a disability, access to training and skills development opportunities within the municipality.
The MoU ensures that people with disabilities will be supported into employment through the provision of Disability Pathway Programs and services.
The Hume Multiversity program has been in operation for a decade and partners with leading training institutions and industry bodies to improve employment prospects for Hume residents.
Brite is a social enterprise providing training and employment for people living with a disability. Brite has proudly operated in Broadmeadows for over 40 years and employs over 150 people with a disability.
Quotes attributable to CEO of Brite Institute, Robert Hannaford
“Brite Institute looks forward to working with Hume City Council for the long-term future.
“Hume residents living with a disability should feel empowered to learn, develop, and choose the path that will shape their successful futures.
“This partnership with Hume City Council will strengthen employment pathways within the broader community and provide individuals with greater options to enhance their skills, learning, career, and professional development.
“With government subsidies and fees for service training options available, this partnership with Hume City Council is accessible for all community members."
Quotes attributable to Mayor of Hume City, Councilor Carly Moore
“Since the inception of the Hume Multiversity program in 2012, Hume residents have embraced the opportunity to learn, upskill, and advance their careers and businesses.
“This new partnership ensures that members of our community have equal learning opportunities available to them.
“Council encourages businesses to review their hiring practices to create a diverse and more inclusive workforce that everyone in the community can contribute to.”
Hume City Council
Faik Demir, Advisor Strategic Campaigns