COLLABORATION and teamwork came to the fore for a host of job seekers at Cherbourg recently when 15 participants graduated from the inaugural Regional Employment Trials Program (RET).
Hosted by Sarina Russo Job Access Kingaroy, the program brought together local businesses Ternary and Kingaroy Security to work in partnership and support candidates to complete an eight-week, pre-employment program in Certificate III in Security Operations.
The Safe Communities Project will provide greater safety for the community after the installation of CCTV throughout Cherbourg and its purpose is to build employment opportunities across Cherbourg and make the town a safer community for all.
Five of the 15 participants were Sarina Russo Job Access Kingaroy clients and they are now poised to commence paid employment in the coming weeks and into early 2020.
“This program is the first of its kind in community and due to its success and the backing of Sarina Russo Job Access it is now being requested for the Woorabinda community as well,” Sarina Russo Job Access Kingaroy Manager Karen Miller said.
“The candidates will work in the community to identify any potential dangers and work with police to report incidents, support children and women to get into to a safe place and the Cherbourg Community will then take over the running of the business within two years.”