School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) Program
Capable Me is a School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) program providing a practical, hands-on program, with a genuine focus and commitment to supporting our participants to become work ready.
Work Experience, Volunteering or Long-Term Employment
Participants learn to socialise with confidence in the workplace and feel competent with travelling and other fundamental employment-related skills. These skills build a solid foundation that will increase the opportunity for each participant to secure work experience, volunteering or long-term employment.
NDIS Accredited Program
Capable Me is an NDIS accredited program which empowers young people with a disability to prepare for employment after school. Our experienced team of SLES professionals work closely with participants to help develop their own goals, prepare a customised plan and assist in securing funding. Our team will then provide individualised support for up to 2 years assisting participants in becoming work ready, building confidence and independence.
How Does Capable Me Work?
Our team works closely with you to help you develop your goals. Capable Me’s SLES Program is an amazing opportunity to try a range of different employment options and find out what career is right for you!
So... it’s time, to prepare for the world of work.
Join our program, build your skills, capacity, confidence and independence. Let Capable Me prepare, guide, support and encourage you to achieve your goals.
Pathway to Work
To start your journey to work, meet with our experienced team of SLES professionals to begin the discovery process that helps us understand your unique and individual goals.
The Capable Me SLES program offers individualised support for up to 2 years, to assist with enabling your work readiness and help you to build your confidence and independence.
It's important to remember that support for each person might look a little different!
For further information regarding our supports contact our experienced and knowledgeable team.
Program Director - SLES
Program Director - SLES
Brent Freeman has been involved in the food industry over the last 12 years.
Brent studied Food Technology and nutrition at university.
He has worked places such as Riverian Cheese, Coca-Cola, general mills and other manufacturing companies before starting at National Food Institute (an RTO) where he has been a program manager and progressed to being a trainer of SBAT programs. Brent has now transitioned to the Capable Me SLES program.
Brent’s passionate about equality and helping people to achieve their full potential while becoming the best version of themselves. This was proven through his work with the SBATs and SLES participants. Brent wants to continue learning and developing in the industry.
Ross Freeman has been involved in the dairy / food industry for over 35 years.
Ross started as a production supervisor at Pete-Con, manufacturing manager at Sandhurst Dairies, general manager of Burra Foods, then co owner of Riverina Cheese RCG.
For over 15 years Ross was a major Shareholder and CEO of The Riverina Cheese Group P/L (RCG). Ross began the RCG in Sept 1994 employing 5 staff and growing the business to be one of the largest continental specialty cheese factories in Australia.
Ross’s philosophy of continuous improvement and extensive experiences in business have been utilised at the National Food Institute, allowing him to influence 35 of his staff to complete Certificates 2 and 3 in food processing.
Ross more recently worked as a consultant and trainer to the Food Industry until recently Ross took over the role of CEO and Director of National Food Institute and NFI Consulting P/L.
Anthony Costabile has been working in the Disability sector for over 2 years. Anthony previously worked at Outlook Vic before moving to Gre8 to continue supporting young school leavers. Anthony’s previous experience and passion for helping others makes him an excellent fit for the SLES Youth Support team.
Anthony has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with a major in Medical Biotechnology at Deakin University. Anthony plans to undertake a Master of Genetics Counselling at the University of Melbourne in 2022.
In his leisure time, Anthony enjoys attending the gym, reading and promoting a heathy lifestyle.
Michael previously held roles as an integration aide at Hampton Primary School and as a youth academy soccer coach at Chelsea FC in Edithvale. Due to Michael’s experience in these areas, he is well placed to work alongside children and young adults to help them achieve their goals.
Michael is currently studying a Bachelor of Education at Swinburne University and hopes to one day pursue his passion for teaching overseas.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys reading, playing sports and making videos of his travels.