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

White Card Training

On the 3rd and 4th of November (Tuesday and Wednesday), Rise Katherine hosted two courses of Certificate 1 in Construction (White Card) which was facilitated by the Batchelor Institute. Jobseekers need a Construction White
Card to enter the Construction Industry.

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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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Driving Educational course

A Drink Driving Education course held at Rise Ventures, Katherine earlier this year attended by Mark, Veronica, and Betsy was a success.

Activities Hub Success

Since acquiring our new Activities Hub the weather has prevented our Jobseekers from undertaking their normal outdoor tasks. This has led to our teams undertaking several small projects to get the Hub fitted out for use. Read more about the projects.

CEO Gary Oliver Shares his message on Closing the Gap

Gary Oliver the CEO of Rise Ventures shares his message and thoughts on Closing the Gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Cemetery Clean Up

Rise Ventures participants joined forces with the Rangers and Parks and Gardens crew from KASC to ensure the cemetery is kept neat and tidy.