Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Celebrating 28 Years Of Ideal Placements

The not-for-profit community organisation that has been helping people achieve their employment goals throughout the Mackay and Whitsunday regions, Ideal Placements lives up to its name of ideally placing people in jobs suited to their unique skill sets. Earlier this week, the teams celebrated the organisation’s 28th birthday in Mackay, Sarina, Cannonvale and Bowen. A large number of participants, providers, support workers and employers attended to celebrate with the teams.

In Bowen, Kenny the Mango from Bowen Tourism and Business welcomed all guests, assisted with cutting the cake, played activities with the guests and made the day a success while in Sarina, Disability Employment Consultant, David, took the celebration across the road to share with Buffy the Cane Toad. A BBQ was enjoyed in Mackay while in Cannonvale there was delicious cake.


Photo 2 – Nina (participant) with Emma, TTW Employment Consultant

Photo 4 – selectability, Bowen Neighbourhood Centre with IDEAL Placements staff and Kenny the Mango

Photo 7 – Demani (participant) cutting the birthday cake with IP staff and Kenny the Mango

Photo 8 – Kenny the Mango being welcomed by Disability Employment Consultant Kristy at the celebration


Photo 1 and 4 - Disability Employment Consultant Steven welcomed Endeavour Foundation guests who made a special trip to celebrate the 28th birthday

Photo 3 – Whitsunday Regional Councillor Clay Bauman, Mike Muller and Russell Smith from McDonalds and Dr Julia Evans from Whitsunday Coast Chamber attending the Cannonvale Celebrations


Photo 1 – David with Sarina local, Buffy the Cane Toad

Photo 2 – Chloe and Denzel, TTW Employment Consultants in the new Sarina agency

Photo 3 – Kristie and Emily from IntoJobs attended the birthday celebrations


Photos 1-4 – A barbecue was enjoyed in the sun along with the cutting of a delicious cake at the Mackay office

Photo 5 – The barbecue was also an opportunity to celebrate Customer Support Officer Richard Kris (left) on 15 years of service, pictured with Councillor Alison Jones. Photo credit: Sam Gillespie

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