Two Indigenous job seekers are on their way to a new career thanks to Sunbus and the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ ‘Learn to Earn’ program.
Cassandra Morseu and Darryl-Lee Stewart both started work with Sunbus this week and with the help of the Learn to Earn program will work their way up to a drivers role with the company.
Cowboys ‘Learn to Earn’ mentor Alby Reuben says the program will better prepare and up skill these participants for real career opportunities.
“As their mentor, I will work with 30 participants to develop a career and training plan which will include studying, training and licencing to support their aspirtaions to work in a local industry and ultimately gain paid employment,” Reuben said.
Welcoming the pair to their new jobs, Sunbus general manager Tony Morrison said Sunbus is really pleased to be part of the Cowboys ‘Learn to Earn’ program supporting Indigenous Australians and the wider community.
“The combination of support provided to them through the program that includes them learning on the job will provide these participants with real career opportunities and for Sunbus to gain some more skilled and valuable employees.
“Sunbus are a key transport provider for the community and as such are committed to doing their bit to contribute where we can,” Morrison said.
The Cowboys ‘Learn to Earn’ program is funded by the Australian Government and is providing training, work experience and employment opportunities for 30 unemployed Indigenous job seekers.