Every day at EPIC we support incredible job seekers who are working hard to make their dreams a reality.
We met Lincoln in July 2017, when he required assistance commencing the Skills for Education and Employment program through TAFE. We helped Lincoln start the program, and in the meantime discovered a few things about his goals for the future.
Lincoln is a budding actor, and has his sights set on becoming famous one day. And he’s on the path already, landing an acting role at the Blue Roo Theatre through his connections with leisure and lifestyle not-for-profit organisation HAND.
Lincoln is excited to make his stage debut, and hopes it will be a stepping stone to launch his acting career.
“I am playing a scientist in a production called Space, and I am very excited about the costumes and props,” said Lincoln.
While he pursues his acting dreams, Lincoln has been getting valuable employment experience at Second Nature Organics, known locally as ‘The Farm’.
Employment Consultant Tammy-Lee says The Farm provides an incredibly supportive workplace for Lincoln.
“Lincoln is the latest in a long line of our job seekers that have been welcomed into the team at The Farm, and he’s doing really well,” explains Tammy-Lee.
“Len [The Farm’s Director] leads a truly inclusive workplace where our job seekers can learn, grow and realise what they are capable of.”
Lincoln says working at The Farm has been great in helping him build his skills and experience.
“I am really loving my role at Second Nature and the people are all lovely,” said Lincoln.
“I have even made friends with a Shetland pony!
“I am learning new skills and my tasks include watering, planting, weeding and harvesting the organic fruits and vegetables,” he said.
Along with building his work experience, Lincoln is enjoying other perks of being on the payroll.
“I love earning money and my mum is helping me to save, but I have also been treating myself,” said Lincoln.
“I even bought my mum a necklace and shouted her out to lunch.”
Lincoln will be appearing in the stage production Time to Go, which will be performed at QPAC in November 2018.