TransAction Project

Supporting Employment and Training in our Communities

In 2012, Bus Queensland partnered with Redbank Plains State High School to create an innovative, community based project to address the looming shortage of bus drivers within the transport industry. Together, we engaged with parents of the local school community to improve their skills and connect them with training and employment opportunities within Bus Queensland.

The Partnership was internationally recognised when a study group from the OECD visited the Ipswich area in 2012. The group specifically requested to meet with stakeholders of the TransAction Program to discuss funding initiatives, outcomes and what has been learned from it. The group was keen to hear about Bus Queensland’s proactive approach to addressing skills shortages in the Logan/Ipswich corridor.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.