Tyrepower Busselton, like many workplaces, has a ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ on their team, except they know him as Sam.
Sam ‘Sam-of-all-trades’ Werner, is the latest success story from the partnership between Tyrepower and Intelife.
Intelife helps people with disabilities participate in the economic, social and cultural life of their community.
Sam works at Tyrepower every Friday. He told the Mail Friday was now his favourite day of the week.
He helps stack and label the tyres, and also assists in the workshop with fitting the tyres.
Intelife South West area service manager Brian Kelly praised Tyrepower Busselton owner Sean Daly for giving Sam the opportunity to gain some work experience,
“He’s given someone a chance, when not many others would,” he said.
"This gives Sam purpose, skills, confidence and could even open up doors to future work.
“Sam has volunteered at other places, and hasn’t lasted a day. He has been here for six weeks already and phones me each week saying how much he loves it.”
Mr Daly said he was more than happy to have Sam join the team.
“To be honest, I said yes because they asked,” he said.
“He is the perfect fit.”
Sam’s life skills trainer, Ronnie Madge, joins him every Friday morning for his shift.
She said Sam had learnt a huge amount in his time at Tyrepower.
“He’s come a really long way, we both have,” she said.
“The team here is really supportive and great teachers. We have a lot of fun.”