Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Seek through Sureway

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Sureway has been providing support to job seekers in Deniliquin and the broader NSW network for more than 30 years.

The employment and training provider’s team takes pride in providing upskilling and job opportunit­ies for the local community.

Its services are supported by the Federal Government’s jobactive and Disability Employment Services programs, which assist individual­s to become job ready, and gain and sustain employment.

And there are a few new faces on the team helping job seekers through that process — Brianna Holden, Tracy McKenzie and Taylor Petterwood.

Brianna and Tracy work in the jobactive sphere, bringing both drive and experience with helping others.

‘‘I previously worked in childcare for 19 years,’’ Tracy said.

‘‘I was looking for a career change, and a role where I could help people.’’

Brianna has a law background, and previously worked as part of Member for Murray Helen Dalton’s Deniliquin-based team.

‘‘I was also looking for a career change which offered similar reward in being able to help the local community.

‘‘We (Sureway) cater to a wide demographi­c, from 16 years old to 60 years plus.

‘‘We assist them with finding employment, putting resumes together, interview techniques, retraining and gaining qualificat­ions in certain areas.

“We also support our clients once they find work. We are here to support them for the long-term.”

It’s the reward in seeing happy clients the pair said they have enjoyed the most since joining the Sureway team.

‘‘We just love to help people. Once we’ve helped somebody get a job, they are really happy and appreciati­ve,’’ Tracy said.

‘‘It’s a really rewarding job.’’

It’s a similar case for Taylor, who works within Sureway’s disability employment sector.

While working she is completing a course in community services, and comes to the

role from a customer service background.

‘‘In Disability Employment Services, we work closely with our clients,’’ Taylor said.

‘‘We assist people with disabiliti­es, health conditions and injuries to find work that is right for them.

‘‘Some don’t think they have the skills, but we help them with this, and they discover they are capable. It can be a life changing experience.’’

If you would like to know more about Sureway’s free services, drop in to 316 Cressy St or call 1300 SUREWAY (1300 787 392). Prospectiv­e employers are also encouraged to register their job vacancies with the team.

 ??  ?? Taylor Petterwood, Brianna Holden and Tracy McKenzie have joined the Sureway Deniliquin team.
Taylor Petterwood, Brianna Holden and Tracy McKenzie have joined the Sureway Deniliquin team.

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