Jackson ready for a full-time gig
AFTER finishing school in 2012 with flying colours and an impressive list of achievements, Jackson Carr was keen for more.
Wanting to build on existing skills and continue his learning, Jackson knew what he wanted and was prepared to work hard to get there.
One year on Jackson has built a list of impressive qualifications.
He holds machine operation certificates and his forklift and MR truck licence, chainsaw licence, boat licence, chemical application certificates and even some recreational gems such as a scuba diving certificate.
As well as being highly skilled, Jackson has also had lots of practical work experience.
He has worked in a number of businesses in the region, including Col Harris Mechanical, Croft Building, Matt Harper building, Ballina Brake Exhaust and Clutch, Cherry Street Butchery, Ballina High School and Summerland House Farm.
Jackson is currently supported by House with No Steps and Epic Employment and is working for Earthworks Landscaping casually.
Jackson is enjoying working in the earthmoving industry but now has his sights set on a full-time position.
During the month of March, 12 organisations across the Northern Rivers are working with employers in our region to find 50 jobs in 30 days for people with a disability.
The project is called the Disability Jobs Drive.
In our region, about one in five people have some type of disability.