Indigenous training and employment solutions

RISE Ventures Community Development Programs - strengthening communities and building a skilled workforce

RISE Ventures is delivering the Community Development Program in Katherine in Northern Territory, and Kowanyama/Pormpuraaw in Queensland. The program is helping to provide training and employment pathways for local people as well as developing business enterprises for long term employment and economic impact. Each region delivers activities that engage with the local community and help build infrastructure and spaces to foster community spirit and pride.

Through consultation with traditional owners and local organisations, RISE Ventures identifies activities that engage youth, provide training and employment, build local capacity and enhance community life.

JOB SEEKERS STORIES

Job Seeker of the Week: Ananias Ganaraj AKA Cowboy

Cowboy currently attends our Community Improvement activity on a daily basis. Cowboy is always the first to help our supervisors and pitches in when required. We helped Cowboy to receive his WHS card in June for Construction.

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Job Seeker of the Week: Cain Nangamu

Meet Cain – he’s one of our most talented job seekers. Cain does his activity at Injalak Arts Centre. We assisted Cain to obtain his Learner’s Permit back in October last year.

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Job Seeker of the Week: Roseshelle Kitchener

Roseshelle Kitchener is our well-deserved Kowanyama job seeker of the week! At the start of the week, being relatively new to the sewing activity, Roseshelle was quite scared of using a sewing machine.

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Job Seeker of the Week: Vincent William

Vincent is a young cultural leader in his community who is stepping up to do more. Through his participation in our hosted activity with Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation Men’s Group,

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Jobseeker of the week: Delena Coyne

Delena has been working with RISE Katherine since November 2015. A mother of 4 wonderful children and still manages to work full time at Top End Health Services. 

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Job Seeker of the Week: Audrey Waraumiya

Audrey has been born and bred in the beautiful community of Minjilang on Crocker Island. Being on an isolated and small island, Audrey has found it hard to gain employment.

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CDP activities help two young mothers gain employment

In a small and remote community with limited opportunities, two young Indigenous mothers gained skills, experience and confidence that enabled them to secure employment.

Making the Kowanyama community safe during COVID

Justin Lawrence, our Trade and Tool Supervisor, recently has had his hands full with supplying the community with sanitiser stations so that businesses can meet the hygiene standards required now.

Kybrook Community open for activities

After COVID-19 restrictions forced closures, the Kybrook Community is open for activities again and the residents couldn’t be happier.

We are all in this together.

Last Friday the RISE Katherine office provided around 70 warm take away stews to our job seekers who have been effected by the COVID-19 restrictions.