Work­ing to put skills to good use

Central Queensland News - - NEWS - Kris­ten Booth Kris­[email protected]

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.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

HARD AT WORK: Codie Irv­ing en­joyed her time at Emer­ald Of­fice Na­tional.

Michelle and David Hales from APH Glass with Brian Mot­tram.

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