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Mareeba - Head Office 4092 9700 | Business Hours: 8.15am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday (Except Public Holidays) |
In this Issue:
Message from the General Manager

Another financial year is upon us and I cannot believe we are over half way through our jobactive contract and about to commence our Disability Employment Contract which is super exciting for QITE.

We will now be servicing clients with a disability and working with them closely to move into Employment and to be an asset in your work place.

We have also updated our Strategic Plan with our Board and we are pleased to provide our one page plan in this edition of our Newsletter. Download it here.
In other exciting news, QITE is getting closer to move into the old Mareeba Fire Station, which is being converted into our Mareeba head office. We look forward to being in there by the end of August with our official opening happening in September.

We have recently received our Labour Hire Licence from the Qld Government which is necessary to deliver our Labour hire service in Queensland, so if we can assist you with any labour hire enquiries please contact us on 1800354414.

We are a local not for profit organisation who is proud of the work we do in our communities and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your staffing requirements with you so please let us know if we can assist in any way.

Until our next edition - Have a great month of July.

Jillian Trout
General Manager, QITE
TRC Tablelands Business Excellence Awards

In June Q.I.T.E. sponsored the Customer Champion Award category at the TRC Tablelands Business Excellence Awards.

Pictured is the winner Rylee Venables of Petals and Pinecones Cafe Atherton (centre) with Tablelands Regional Mayor Joe Paronella and Q.I.T.E. General Manager Jilllian Trout.

(Photo: Tablelander Newspaper)
Tully Community Pantry

The Q.I.T.E. Tully Community Pantry is up and running! Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am - 4pm.
Client of the Month
First name & Age:
Dale, 51 years old
Car C Class
Transport available:
Yes has own transport
Cert I in CALM / Cert II Horticulture / Cert II Cleaning / Cert IV in Arts
Industry experience: Labouring/Supervisor for outdoors work
Special attributes:
Enthusiastic and willing to give anything a go
Interests and Hobbies:
Fishing, walks, camping, working and family
Some words to describe Dale to an employer:
Good listener, fast learner, observer, leader, workmanship, good communication skills, keen worker

If you are thinking about hiring, you might be interested to know that there are wage subsidies that reduce the cost of you taking on new staff.

Get in touch with us today. As your local jobactive provider we can provide you with more information and help you find the right fit for your business.

Find out more here.
Good News Stories

In May Q.I.T.E. staff had the pleasure of donating 150 female Hygiene Packs and 100 Male Hygiene Packs to Rosies Friends on the Street Cairns. Lyall Forde, Branch Coordinator for Cairns, was very grateful for the donation advising that these will go on to benefit many people in the community from the homeless and less fortunate to those suffering mental illness. Rosies provides unconditional acceptance and friendship to people who are marginalised within our community - especially those who are homeless, at risk, or simply lonely. Sharing friendship creates belonging. Daring to reach out together!

The Hygiene Packs were made and put together by a federally funded Work for the Dole Activity coordinated by Q.I.T.E. The name of the activity is Threadworx located in Westcourt, the activity supervisor and participants sewed and stamped all the bags individually and put together the bags' contents. The activity will continue to produce more packs for Rosies and in the coming months will have donations for YAPS.
(Pictured: Kavita Singh-Ram - Cairns Q.I.T.E. Work for the Dole Broker & Lyall Forde - Rosies Friends on the Street Branch Coordinator for Cairns)
Work For the Dole Activity in Cairns | Solwata Club Maritime Heritage Precinct

Jehuan Waugh a job seeker with Q.I.T.E. has recently entered the Work for the Dole program and chose to attend the Solwata Club activity. Blackbird International and the Solwata Club operate the Pearl Lugger Heritage Precinct in Portsmith, Cairns, which facilitates the restoration of historic pearling luggers, outrigger canoes and wooden boats. This project also runs the newly constructed Pearler's Locker Coffee House and Solwata Heritage Museum.

Jehuan had an expected start date of 4/05/18, however she went to the activity a day ahead to see its location, introduce herself to Mike Smith the supervisor and was well prepared to start the activity the next day.

Q.I.T.E.'s Deb Abbott, Work for the Dole administrator, phoned to check if she had commenced and the supervisor told her that Jehuan was very excited to be working at Pearl Lugger Heritage Precinct as her grandfather worked on the Antonia, one of the pearl luggers that Solwata Club are renovating. Jehuan rang her grandmother with the news and there was tearful remembrance of her grandfather's life.

Mike Smith couldn't speak highly enough of Jehuan and complimented her on being so well prepared and motivated!
Traffic Control Course | Q.I.T.E. Atherton

Earlier in June we had a great group of jobseekers who have now completed their traffic control licence as well as their hours to obtain this.

We had 5 indigenous jobseekers out of 7 who completed this training, some had travelled from as far as Mt Garnet to Cairns to participate. All are ready for work and have asked to be put forward for any suitable jobs as they are keen to get back in to employment as soon as possible.
These guys thanked Q.I.T.E. for their help, and we look forward to working with any interested employers to find work for this great group of clients.

(Pictured: Arthur Royee, Keven Hazel, Jason Hooligan, David McNamarra, Brenton Day, Phillip Ryan and Keith Henry)
Learners Licence

These jobseekers are celebrating getting their Learners licence after completing the learners course through Q.I.T.E., they were so excited!

(Pictured: Phylitta O'Neill, Linda Stephens (trainer), Gordon Donahue, Anzac Norman)
Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation Mareeba

A group of indigenous Q.I.T.E. clients attended an information session with Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation, Mareeba in relation to labouring positions and working away at Tallaroo Station between Mt Surprise and Georgetown. Three participants gained employment and left on the 18/4/18 to start work, and another 5 were selected to leave on the 25/4/18.

All the participants were keen and ready to start work straight away. Q.I.T.E. WFD project The Community Pantry assisted the successful clients with snack food to take with them for their first 9 day shift. These Q.I.T.E. clients were very happy and grateful for the opportunity and Q.I.T.E.'s assistance.
Pictured: Tramayne Donahue, Clifford Rodgers, Vincent Donahue, Clancy Baker, Danny LeeCheu, Farrell Possum (not a Q.I.T.E. client but wanted to be in the picture :)) Andrew Morta & Dale Murray
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Inspiration Corner
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