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Hard work & perseverance resulted in employment for Mitch.

Scott SMP Fabrication

Scott, who runs SMP Fabrication in Wauchope, was looking for a steel fabricator welder.

TURSA had been in regular contact with Scott and recommended Mitchell for a job.  Scott had some concerns as the job available was hard work and at the lower end of the pay scale.  He offered Mitch to come and try out.   Mitch showed a great work ethic and enthusiasm. As a result, Scott was impressed and decided to support Mitch with a casual position. 

This was all Mitch needed to motivate him. TURSA further supported Mitchell by providing him with clothing and some welding gear.

Scott was so impressed has been in touch with the TAFE college to enquire about enrolling Mitchell in a welding course to further develop his skills.

With his hard work and determination, Mitchell could potentially have sustained employment at SMP Fabrication. 

Scott is happy TURSA helped in finding a dedicated employee, and Mitchell is grateful for the opportunity to work in a job he enjoys.

Mitch standing in front of SMP Fabrication
“I had to make a choice and not working was no longer an option.  I was prepared to put in the hard work.”

Mitch being long term unemployed, had struggled to find job prospects due to personal and financial difficulties. He had lost his license and had to pay for car registration and other expenses.  This presented additional challenges as jobs often required transport.

To improve his chances of sustained employment, Mitch decided to take courses. He wanted to work outside and with his hands, so he kept asking TURSA to help him find a job that would suit.

Job Prospects

TURSA found the employer that was perfect for Mitch and with some persistence phones calls was able to provide him an opportunity.  SMP Fabrication had a large contract come in and this resulted in Mitch securing a trial and then the job. Now, he has a routine and is grateful for the opportunity to work with a great crew.

Mitch has achieved his initial job goal and is happy and fulfilled with what he does.

Business Award Winner Greater Port Macquarie

SMP Fabrication is a reputable metal fabrication company located in Wauchope, Australia. 

They specialize in a range of custom metal fabrication services, including designing, manufacturing, and installation of metal structures for various industries such as agriculture, mining, construction, and commercial sectors. 

With their experienced team of fabricators and advanced equipment, SMP Fabrication can handle even the most complex metal fabrication projects. 

Their services include structural steel fabrication, welding, sheet metal fabrication, machining, and surface finishing.

SMP Fabrication takes pride in their ability to provide high-quality workmanship, attention to detail, and timely completion of projects. 

They are committed to ensuring client satisfaction and maintaining a strong reputation in the industry. 

Whether it’s a one-off project or a large-scale fabrication requirement, SMP Fabrication is the go-to company for all your metal fabrication needs.  TURSA is grateful for their support and to be able to work together to deliver sustainable employment.

Port Chamber Square Winner 2021
Support for Long Term Unemployment

Long-term unemployment can be a challenging experience, often leaving individuals feeling discouraged and uncertain about their future job prospects.

However, with the support of TURSA, the opportunity to secure work is within reach. TURSA offers a range of employment and training services designed to help individuals develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in today’s job market.

By working closely with TURSA and being willing to put in the hard work, participants can increase their chances of securing employment.

With TURSA’s assistance, individuals can access job opportunities and training programs that are tailored to their specific needs, allowing them to take the first step towards a brighter and more fulfilling future.

Contact us if you are in need of support today

Kathy Port Macquarie with advice to step into TURSA, they'll find you a job, have the right programs to match individual needs

Tursa Employment & Training in partnership with Many Rivers Regional Housing in Port Macquarie has recently helped Kathy secure employment as a finance officer. It’s a role she never expected to have, but she’s enjoying the challenge and feeling confident in her abilities. However, it wasn’t an easy journey for Kathy to get to this point. She had been unemployed since 2011, taking time off work to care for her son and then transitioning into community work for 10 years. When her husband’s health issues required her to return to the workforce, Kathy struggled to find employment in a culturally supportive environment.

Despite facing challenges, Kathy persevered and found support through Leslie Williams  who helped continue the work Kathy had started and, with TURSA. This was a major turning point for her, as she was able to work with a group that understood her cultural background and found an organisation as well that supported her efforts to revive the language and cultural practices of the Aboriginal community in the area.

Kathy credits TURSA with being instrumental in her success, providing the cultural support she needed and helping her secure a position that aligns with her skills and interests. She encourages others facing similar challenges to seek out resources and support to help them achieve their goals.

Overall, Kathy’s journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of having a supportive community. Her story serves as an inspiration to anyone struggling to find employment and highlights the critical role that organizations like TURSA play in helping individuals overcome barriers and achieve their dreams.

Taree, New South Wales offers a variety of attractions and highlights for visitors. Some of the must-see sights and experiences in Taree include:

  1. Manning River: This beautiful river winds through Taree and is perfect for fishing, boating, and other water-based activities.
  2. Wingham Brush Nature Reserve: This protected area is home to various wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and bird species. Visitors can take a guided walk and learn about the local flora and fauna.
  3. Taree Art Society Gallery: This gallery showcases the work of local artists and is a great place to learn about the area’s artistic heritage.
  4. Rainbow Beach: This stunning beach is just a short drive from Taree and is a great place to relax and soak up the sun.
  5. Tinonee Heritage Museum: This museum showcases the history of Taree and the surrounding area, including Indigenous and colonial history.
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