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Business: do you have any projected Indigenous Employment Opportunities?

Publish Date 20/04/2018

Do you have any projected Indigenous Employment Opportunities in 2018?  Would you like help developing a Reconciliation Action Plan? Would you like help with Cultural Competency Training in your workplace?

Youth Express have been nominated as a VTEC Provider for 2018 to support Indigenous Employment across the Hunter, Upper Hunter, Port Stephens and Cessnock regions.

This is a call out to businesses in Port Stephens:

  • Do you have any projected Indigenous Employment Opportunities in 2018? If yes, what roles would you like to fill?
  • Would you like help developing a Reconciliation Action Plan?
  • Would you like help with Cultural Competency Training in your workplace?

If you answered YES to any of above please contact Lori Parish (Project Manager) at lori.vtec@youthexpress.com.au or Danielle Tucker (Liaison Officer) at danielle.vtec@youthexpress.com.au or phone 02 4931 2777.

About the Program

Jobtrack (Kaukan) is part of the Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) Program funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The vision is to ensure Indigenous people have attributes and skills to actively compete for opportunities and maintain quality employment.

This is achieved through a three tiered process: Identify – Develop - Employ
  • Identify quality employment opportunities;
  • Develop Indigenous participants through strong mentorship; and
  • Collaborate across stakeholders to support needs of all parties to achieve quality and stable employment.
Outcomes:
  • Identify and maintain 62 Indigenous participants in quality employment in 2018;
  • Increase cultural competency of business and Industry;
  • Develop strategic partnership to support and mentor Indigenous participants to stay in employment Indigenous currently over represent unemployment;
  • 5.9% of the local population are Indigenous;
  • 15% Indigenous unemployed vs State average of 5%; and
  • 2.5 unemployed Indigenous people for every 1 general population.
Benefits:
  • Raise business profile supporting and improving outcomes for Indigenous Community;
  • Opportunity for employment subsidies, pending on participant;
  • Support access to State and Federal Tenders and Contracts; and
  • Enhance Cultural Competency amongst staff.