Working to put skills to good use
EMERALD businesses jumped on board in a bid to encourage jobseekers with an injury, illness or disability.
As part of Accessibility Week, Community Solutions aimed to spread awareness among employers that people with injury, illness or disability are capable and valuable members of the workforce.
To do this, they gave Brian Mottram and Codie Irving an experience in the workforce so they could try something they thought they might be interested in, and to show them they are capable.
Two local businesses jumped at the chance to help the pair get back to work.
Michelle and David Hales from APH Glass hosted Mr Mottram, who in the past worked as a bricklayer.
He can no longer do this work due to injuries he has sustained. He is now getting job-ready and hopes to find something to suit his work capacity.
Tim and Kyah Tebbatt from Emerald Office National hosted Codie Irving, who has the medical condition lupus.
Currently studying a Certificate III in Business, Community Solutions has worked hard to help her become job-ready.
Miss Irving said working at Emerald Office National was a good opportunity to experience the workforce in an area she is studying.
HARD AT WORK: Codie Irving enjoyed her time at Emerald Office National.
Michelle and David Hales from APH Glass with Brian Mottram.