This year marks 25 years of Tursa Employment & Training delivering employment services.
In what was a humble beginning without paid staff until we received our up-front payment from the Department.
When TURSA was introduced to Kathleen, she was a sole parent looking for a job that could fit in with her parenting responsibilities. After working with Kathleen TURSA identified a National Work Experience Programme with a local employer SUNST8, a pallet racking company who assured Kathleen they would be able to offer her the flexible hours she required as a parent.
Jane has been accepted as the first female trainee in Pest Management with the Gold Coast City Council which means she is up early and in the field collecting samples of mosquito larvae. Jane is completing her Certificate III in Urban Pest Management and is learning about the diverse range of Gold Coast pests as well as the more commonly recognisable pests such as cockroaches and how to eradicate them effectively.
TURSA has worked collaboratively with Indigenous-owned and operated business Geared up Culcha for the past 6 years. Geared up Culcha specialises in customised industry work wear, signage and promotional products.
AccessAbility Day 25-29 NOV 2019
TURSA staff members, clients and community members gathered across a number of locations between Forster and Noosaville this week in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the International Day of People with Disability. The morning tea celebration is all about raising public awareness and acknowledgement of people with disability as well as celebrating their achievements and contributions.
Could Youth Jobs PaTH internships be the future of recruiting young people? – How internships can work for you
Youth Jobs PaTH is a flexible new approach to youth employment. Tayla, 19, was drawn to the program as it provided her with the opportunity to gain the skills and work experience she needed to get and keep a job, whilst small business owner, Miss Steevens, was attracted to the program because it provided her with several incentives when taking on a young person.
Kendrick worked in his family’s business for as long as he can remember, however, when the business closed he found gaining new employment a struggle. 40-year-old Kendrick was very keen to get back to work as he was main provider for his young family but had difficulty finding employment that fitted with his skills and experience.
TURSA is proud to partner with Surf Life Saving Far North Coast to provide Beach Report signs for every patrolled beach between Yamba and Fingal Heads on the NSW North Coast.
Eighteen businesses in Kempsey and Port Macquarie have taken on youth interns as part of a new Commonwealth Government strategy to address high levels of youth unemployment on the Mid North Coast. Local businesses such as Lush Skin & Beauty and Eastland Truss & Timber have jumped on board with internships.