This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Current narrative around military (ADF) partner employment in Australia is heavily focused on the identification of a problem/s to inform a policy and program response – i.e. a deficit approach. But this is not necessary to justify and/or begin implementing enhanced career development support for the spouses/partners of military … More Military Partner Career Development : an asset-based approach to policy
This is a copy of the speech I presented as guest speaker at the Defence Families of Australia annual dinner in August 2018. Note it is not a transcript and I may have ad-libbed on the night! My main message that evening was that supporting the career development of ADF partners benefits families AND Defence. … More 2018 Speech to Defence leaders and stakeholders on ADF partner employment
This article first appeared on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/partner-employment-assistance-program-peap-essential-enough-mccue/. It has been edited slightly for the current format “by focusing on the empowerment/DIY job readiness solution to ADF partner employment, we are holding partners themselves responsible for their employment woes (and making them responsible for fixing it) whilst at the same time removing the responsibility from other … More Why the PEAP program is essential but not enough to address ADF partner employment challenges
Nominations are NOW OPEN for the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. These awards recognise businesses who employ and support Australian military veterans and spouses, as well as recognise veteran employees and entrepreneurs. Award Categories are: Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Medium Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large Public Sector Excellence in Supporting Veteran … More Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards
I was honored and humbled to be awarded the Career Development Association of Australia Award for Excellence in Policy (Individual) at the 2019 CDAA Conference held in Canberra last month in recognition of my policy work involving military spouse career development. CDAA’s vision is a career development profession recognized for excellence and valued by all … More CDAA Awards for Excellence 2019
Defence industry can benefit from recruiting from the ADF partner talent pool as part of efforts to grow its workforce to meet the demands associated with the government’s $200 billion investment in defence capability Read more about why ADF partners are a workforce solution for Australia’s Defence Industry. Link to the article in Defence Connect.
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has launched its Student Veteran Support Program, benefiting Prospective Student Veterans in QLD, NSW, ACT & Victoria. Benefits below! Student Veterans enrolling at ACU, as an opportunity earned through ADF service, will receive: – Flexible class schedules and early access to academic timetabling, to support work/study & life balance. – … More ACU Student Veteran Support Program
Are you a family member (spouse or child) of an ex-ADF Member living in Victoria and undertaking study? The Australian Student Veterans Association in conjunction with Melbourne Legacy has Education and Training Grants of up to $3000 per person per financial year available to support veterans or veteran family members with their education and training.This … More Education and Training grants for Victorian veterans and families
Read all about my adventures to the National Career Development Conference in Houston TX over at Career Development Association of Australia’s Career Panorama.
Are we really in November already?! It’s been quite a year for me personally with the passing of a close family member, my exciting and rewarding Churchill Fellowship and my husband’s deployment. As much as I would love to help everyone who needs assistance with their job applications it is unfortunately not possible. I have a … More End of year fast approaching