Empowering Success: Craig’s Journey to Meaningful Employment in Port Fairy

Empowering Success: Craig’s Journey to Meaningful Employment in Port Fairy

At 49 years, Craig faced a myriad of challenges on his path to secure meaningful employment. However, with the support of the Disability Employment Services (DES) offered by are-able and the unwavering support of his employer, Seif, Craig found not just a job, but a community that embraced him. Craig’s path to meaningful employment stands as a blazing testament to hope and resilience.

Having navigated the ups and downs of the job market with the assistance of are-able Employment Consultant Tom Cossens, Craig found his niche at Lobster World in Port Fairy. Here, in a role tailored to his unique talents encompassing maintenance and repairs, Craig doesn’t just work—he thrives!

For Craig, the impact of this opportunity extends far beyond the workplace. He speaks of newfound confidence and a sense of purpose that he had longed for. “This work has changed my life,” Craig shares. “I wouldn’t be able to work as much as I do now if I wasn’t given the opportunity to work here.”

Central to Craig’s success is the support and camaraderie fostered by Seif, his employer. Described as “a great addition to the team” by Seif, Craig’s dedication and reliability have earned him respect and admiration from his colleagues. But beyond professional accolades, Craig speaks warmly of the genuine connection he shares with Seif and his teammates. “I hope to be here for a very long time,” Craig adds.

Craig’s story serves as an inspiration, not only to individuals navigating similar paths but also to employers seeking to create environments where every employee can thrive. In celebrating Craig’s triumph, we celebrate the collective efforts of a community dedicated to breaking down barriers and championing the potential of every individual, one success story at a time.

To learn more about how are-able is reshaping lives through meaningful employment, reach out to our dedicated team today.