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Disabled Employment New Zealand

Information to help break down barriers to employment for employers and disabled people wanting to enter the workforce. Disabled people are less likely to be employed than the general population or other minorities. Employment for disabled people is often limited by opportunity and employers attitudes rather than disability.

Many highly capable New Zealanders could be part of the workforce if barriers to their employment were removed. 74% of disabled people want to work. This website will help remove barriers.

Glen McMillan Bio

Boswell Track Onerahi on a mobility scooter

Bio for Glen McMillan

Glen is an animal lover with 3 cats and a dog, also a stream with rare fish ells frogs, surrounded by bush Glen gets all the colourful native birds and has the pleasure of working from home, with wood pigeons landing in a tree just two metres from Glens office window

Glen is a all round nice guy that justs loves to give a helping hand to those in need, Glen is very creative and loves to create. Glen will be using this website and our social media platform to help promote things he is passionate about.

Glen McMillan born 1959

Aged 10 not long after his 10th birthday Glen had reached standard 4 at primary school, only a couple of weeks after starting standard 4 glen fell from his pushbike and was injured.

Glen suffered a head injury the year 1970, Glen would spend the next four years in hospital, Glen was unable to talk or walk, but he could read

After 4 years and a huge amount of operations Glen had learned to talk and walk again, but the injury had left him hemiplegic, paralysed down one side.

Finally discharged from hospital in 1974 at age 14 Glen was sent to a class for crippled children aged from 5 to 18 at a primary school.

Glen and his family did not think Glen should be at a primary school, we lobbied hard, testing showed Glen to be well advanced for his age with UE level reading and writing advanced maths biology and science skills, as well as this Glen could stand up for his rights legally.

Glen was one of the very first people in New Zealand to be mainstreamed into New Zealand schools, despite losing 4 years of schooling Glen sat school cert at 16 and moved into a job only weeks after leaving school.

Employment

1977 to 1979 worked at Cutler Hammer as an industrial wireman wire wrapping huge mainframe computers.

1979 to 1981 worked at Rent a Set installing as well as servicing TVs, stereos Disco units and jukeboxes.

1982 to 1985 worked at Century 21 electronics manufacturing and servicing arcade amusement machines such as Space Invaders, Buck Rodgers etc. also worked for Plessey Business systems as a electronic technician and Tisco as a TV service man

1987 The New Zealand Telephone market was deregulated, 10s of 1000s of phones were being imported lots of salespeople, but no repairers. Glen quit Plesseys and opened Auckland Telephone Services fixing cordless and desk phones and employing 3 other disabled people. Auckland Telephone Services operated for many years. during this time Glen also started owned and operated Playstation repairs New Zealand and Antique Phones New Zealand.

Playstation repairs video Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQlZXKxh61I

Glen Featured on TVNZ Success program here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUcpAYbg3WY

1994 Still operating Auckland Telephone Services Playstation Repairs and Antique Phones, Glen started a website design business, the internet and Google had just reached NZ

1994 to 1997 operated under different names such as website4u.co.nz also SEO professionals, optimising websites for others. learnt HTML coding

1997 until now owned website companies in Auckland and Whangarei.

2013 Moved from Auckland To Whangarei and opened Website Design Whangarei https://websitedesignwhangarei.co.nz/

2018 Glen has helped create a website page builder this is a branded page builder Kiwi Page Builder https://kiwipagebuilder.com/

Glen had his childhood accident in 1970 which is before ACC arrived so his injuries have never had ACC cover, everything Glen has accomplished has been of his own doing and Glen McMillan has accomplished a lot.

Glen is 85% disabled but plays a sitting sport against normal abled bodied people sometimes Glen wins, this video has over 9000 views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOX9hWJ8B40

Glen has helped Whangarei change for the good, Glen has worked with the Northland DHB to improve their seven year plan and improve accessibility understanding, Glen found that the Northland DHB were excellent to work with.

Glen has attended the last four WDC disability advisory group meetings. Glen decided to apply there was one space left, they WDC declined Glens request. Glen has a if you can't join them then bet them attitude, so Glen created an online Disability Advisory Group so we can all be heard. Glen expects this DAG group will very soon be known and used nationwide.

 

 

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