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Empowering Lives and Communities: TURSA’s Holistic Approach to Long-Term Unemployment and Intergenerational Disadvantage

In a world where economic challenges persist, TURSA stands tall as an organisation committed to addressing the deep-rooted issues of long-term unemployment and intergenerational disadvantage. At the core of our mission is a dedication to creating positive change in the lives of individuals and families by building human capability and fostering social capital.

In this blog post, we delve into the core values that define us as an organisation, and our commitment to connecting people with social and economic opportunities in the community, responding to workforce needs in business and industry, and providing adaptive and flexible responses to energy and industry transitions.

Understanding the Challenge:

Long-term unemployment and intergenerational disadvantage are complex issues that require a multifaceted approach. At TURSA, we recognise the gravity of these challenges and believe in the transformative power of providing individuals and communities with the tools they need to break free from these cycles.


Our Core Values:

Empathy and Understanding:

TURSA believes in the power of empathy.  Our entire organisation was foundationally built on empathy and alleviating disadvantage suffered by unemployed. We understand that each individual’s journey is unique, and we approach our work with a deep understanding of the diverse challenges people face in overcoming unemployment and generational disadvantages.

Inclusivity and Diversity:

At TURSA, our commitment to inclusivity and diversity is at the heart of everything we do. We firmly believe a diverse community contributes to a more prosperous and vibrant environment. Our support programs and training are designed to embrace the unique strengths and talents of everyone we serve. By recognizing and celebrating the diversity within our community, we create an inclusive space where everyone feels valued and empowered.

Our approach goes beyond mere acknowledgment; it is about fostering an environment that actively promotes growth and resilience. Through tailored support programs, we strive to address each individual’s specific needs and aspirations, ensuring that they not only overcome challenges but also thrive in their personal and professional journeys. By creating a culture of inclusivity, we aim to build a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging and is inspired to reach their full potential.

At TURSA, we understand that diversity is not just a checkbox but a powerful force that drives innovation, creativity, and success. Our commitment to recognizing and celebrating the unique qualities of each person underscores our dedication to delivering positive outcomes and creating a lasting impact on the lives of those we support.

Building Human Capability:

TURSA’s programs are designed to find jobs and build human capability. We empower individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the ever-evolving job market.

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Practical Strategies in Action:

Skills Development Programs:

TURSA offers a range of skills development programs designed to empower individuals with the tools they need to enter or re-enter the workforce. From job training to resume building, we provide practical resources to enhance employability and human capability.  Programs like Steps towards work, Pathway to Succes, Work Well, Employment Prep, Work Prepared, LJP – Heavy Rigid Driving, Retail Engagement, SEA, SEE, RSA, RSC and dozens more.

Mentorship and Guidance:

Our organisation believes in the power of mentorship. We connect individuals with experienced mentors who provide guidance, support, and encouragement throughout their journey towards employment and personal development, building human capability and social capital. Partners like Safehaven, Community Centres, Community Colleges

Community Engagement Initiatives:

TURSA is actively involved in community engagement initiatives, responding to workforce needs in business and industry. By organizing events, workshops, and outreach programs, we create opportunities for individuals to connect with social and economic resources in the community, fostering both human capability and social capital.

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At TURSA, our commitment to addressing long-term unemployment and intergenerational disadvantage is not just a mission statement – it’s a daily commitment to positive change. By embracing our core values and implementing practical strategies, we strive to empower individuals and communities, one success story at a time. Together, we can break barriers, create opportunities, and build a future where everyone can thrive in a world of adaptive and flexible responses to energy and industry transitions.