Wise employment initiative

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES: Living with an intellecutal disability Melissa Adams (centre) found it hard to find employment, which was both challenging and rewarding. However, this all changed when she was given the opportunity to work at the Millicent National Trust and Living Museum alongside Jeff Altschwager and chairman Barry Long. Picture: BROOKE LITTLEWOOD

YOU cannot wipe the smile from Melissa Adam’s face when she enters the Millicent National Trust Living History Museum for a day of work.

In fact, the 24-year-old enjoys working at the museum so much she often volunteers outside of her rostered hours.

Melissa lives with an intellectual disability and in the past has found it difficult to find regular work that is both challenging and rewarding.

However, this changed when the Millicent resident connected with WISE Employment – an agency which sources work for people living with disabilities – and was given the opportunity to work with the local museum.

Millicent Museum supervisor and chairman Barry

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