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Image features (L-R) – Mark Almond (Dept. of Jobs & Small Business), Jill McCann (John Holland- Infrastructure Skills & Legacy), Debbie Fry (Tursa Employment & Training) and Robert Willmet (Dept. of Jobs & Small Business).

Speaking at the 2018 Northern Rivers Thinking Different Summit – a Northern Rivers Partnership Collaboration Initiative – Tursa Employment & Training’s Board Delegate, Debbie Fry, announced a supplementary financial commitment from TURSA to support a Northern Rivers Young Entrepreneur Scholarship.

As a Disability Employment Services provider committed to assisting people with disability to find suitable employment, TURSA will specifically provide support to one successful young entrepreneur who lives with disability. The contribution of $1500, complemented by mentorship or suitable training, will assist the recipient to take their business concept or skills to the next level.

Tursa Employment & Training, which has recently expanded its Disability Employment Services’ network from 3 to 58 sites across the areas of the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, and South East Queensland, believes the scholarship demonstrates – consistent with its overall services – a commitment to address unemployment issues and contribute positively to the Northern Rivers community.

TURSA was founded in Casino in 1994 by the current Chairman of the Board, Ron Rathborne, and commenced operations in Lismore in mid-1995. TURSA has been and is a major player in providing employment and other services to youth, people with disability, unemployed workers, and the Northern Rivers business and general community.