Since 1984 with a strong and unified team, we have provided support to thousands of Job Seekers and Employers across the greater Perth Community.
In 2019/2020, EDGE secured 361 jobs across our four sites.
As we begin a new decade, we are embracing the challenge to continue finding jobs and supporting Western Australians with disability.
Where our journey began…
In 1984 Dr Greg Lewis hypothesised that people with an Intellectual Disability might be better served in their quest for employment by first finding a suitable job and then directing training resources into teaching them to be productive and independent within that same workplace.
After successfully testing this theory, co-founders Sue Robertson and Dr. Lewis were inspired to devise the ‘place and train’ model to support people with disability to achieve sustainable employment in the open workforce.
After sharing this vision with others, in August 1984, Sue and Greg founded Project Employment Inc. with the support and backing of Perth Businessman, Bill Mitchell, a small Board was formed, and Project Employment Inc. commenced business offering quality employment services to people with intellectual disabilities. As they say, the rest is
The three distinct phases of the original EDGE model have stood the test of time and remain a basis of our program today: