New program aims to help brain injury survivors return to workforce

The 2-week program was created by the Victoria Brain Injury Society and the John Howard Society

CBC News · Posted: Aug 01, 2022 8:00 AM PT

A new program launching this month in Victoria will help brain injury survivors develop skills they need to get back into the workforce. 

The program, created by the Victoria Brain Injury Society in partnership with the John Howard Society of Victoria, will help participants get certified in areas such as food safety and first aid, as well as teach them how to create resumes and succeed in job interviews. 

Participants will also learn about their rights in the workplace, said Victoria Brain Injury Society executive director Pam Prewett.

“One of the things that we’re going to be working on is how to actually tell your employer that you have a disability and how to have that conversation,” Prewett said on The Early Edition

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