Innovative training, based on individual needs
ACES is the place to go to learn new skills and build on your interests and abilities.
Working one-on-one, our staff will sit down with you to work out a skills development plan based on what you want and what works best for you.
What kind of skills can ACES help me with?
ACES can help you work on important life skills – things like cooking and food preparation, shopping and computer skills, so you can become more independent.
Our centre-based day programs offer the chance to learn about and be involved in music, art and drama workshops, sports, community volunteer work and other activities that expand your horizons.
These experiences and group activities also help develop social skills.
Employment and work skills
ACES runs Futures – Transition to Work programs that support young people with a disability as they make the move from school to employment.
We also provide supported volunteer and work-like experiences at the Hope Shop Café and in local hardware stores, supermarkets and other workplaces.
These opportunities might be just what you need to help you find and keep your own job one day.
Partnering with SkillsLink Training
ACES and SkillsLink Training (formerly Port Macquarie Community College) have developed a range of training courses. These can be individualised to suit you and your personal needs.
The courses are ideal if you want to learn more about computers, photography, yoga, first aid, cooking, budgeting/working with money, art, card making and other subjects.
Call Kathy at ACES on (02) 6581 2348 to make a time to come and talk about building on your skills and abilities.
ACES success stories
Community college partnership (pdf) – Port Macquarie Express
Hope Shop Café (pdf) – a community partnership success story
Work day to inspire all – a typical day at ACES (pdf) – Port Macquarie Express
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Learning New Skills flyer (pdf)
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