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Buhrer helps empower school leavers with disability

Jamie Buhrer is all class.

This week the 29-year-old spent time at the ‘House with No Steps’, who provide a number of services to people with a disability in the Hunter including; accommodation, respite, individual supports, supported employment and social activities.

Buhrer was invited to present to their school leavers employment support service which is focused on school leavers with a disability.

The key outcome of this service is to support school leavers transition into employment.

Currently this service supports 15 recent school leavers.

“When I received the request from House with No Steps, I knew that I had to secure the right player for the visit to be effective,” Knights Community Coordinator, Monique Maguire said.

“I asked Jamie and he was happy to attend. I was delighted that he prepared his own PowerPoint presentation and delivered it like a pro.

“I was super impressed and so were the staff. The kids got a lot out of it and Jamie will continue to work with them in 2019.”

Buhrer’s PowerPoint presentation focused on key skills that are applicable to these young school leavers gaining employment.

His key themes centred on respect, Work ethic, discipline, commitment, overcoming adversity, knock-backs and setting goals.