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.


RISE Vacancy Drive BBQ

RISE held a Vacancy Drive on the 25th of October in Pormpuraaw to highlight and promote the current vacancies to the community.

Getting ready to meet all the jobseekers and to showcase all the current roles available.

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Kowanyama Certificate I in Construction

Certificate I in Construction commenced on Monday 18th October 2021. It’s great to see youth aged job seekers engaged in a valuable training course to skill them for emerging work in Kowanyama.

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Kowanyama White Card Training

We had a great turn out for White Card Training, 20 out of 27 keen jobseekers participated in the training.

All the jobseekers that attended White Card Training at the MPC (Multi Purpose Centre) in Kowanyama.

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Defence Force Recruiting

A small amount of our RISE participants participated in an information session with the Defence Force.

Defence Force Recruitment Info Pack Defence Force recruiting vehicle

Participants were given the opportunity to talk with members of the Defence Force and have some of their questions answered.

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Vacancy Drive success – more jobs to fill

Over two days in February, Rise Ventures Pormpuraaw hosted a barbeque so our community members could meet potential employers from Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council and Pormpuraaw Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation.

There were aged care jobs available,

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Training available as AACAP comes to Pormpuraaw

Army have commenced work in the Pormpuraaw region, starting with building an Independent Living Facility and Men’s Shed. Two local community members have commenced work on the project and another four will start at a later date. 

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Certificate I in Construction

Wow, what a month it’s been, we have very successfully run a Certificate I in Construction in conjunction with the training company Jenagar. It was such a pleasure to welcome them into our community. Learn more about the training and what was made during the course.

RISE Vacancy Drive BBQ

On the 25th of October, RISE held a Vacancy Drive BBQ at Pormpuraaw. The drive was to promote the current vacancies to the community. We had 11 applications and had vacancies for parks and garden roles, Community Service workers, Aged Care workers, and Essential Service workers. Thanks to all that attended. If you would like to learn more of what is available please come in and see the friendly team at RISE.

Rise Kowanyama Arts and Culture Program

The Rise Kowanyama Arts and Culture program participants are currently in Cairns this week as the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) kicks off their virtual program. It’s the first time the Kowanyama participants are taking part in the in the exhibition. We are very proud of all the talented Kowanyama artists and are excited to see the online art fair from the 10th of November.

All RISE for Mango Harvesting

Over the last three years RISE has been invited to collect Mangoes from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade – Katherine Research Station.This year RISE along with Nyirrunggulung-RISE have been invited to assist with the mango distribution around our remote communities of Beswick, Barunga, Binjari, Kalano and Katherine regions. See all the photos from the day.