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.


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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Overcoming license barriers with IDLU

The Indigenous Driver Licensing Program (IDLU) visited the RISE Kowanyama community this week assisting 40 jobseekers with ID and licensing barriers.

Service Coordinator Trudi Strahan prepared for their visit ensuring everything was well organised.

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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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Certificate I in Business

Ladies from RISE and Nyirrunggulung-RISE recently attended our Katherine course in Certificate 1 in Business. It was a great success and enjoyed by all.

NAIDOC Celebrations at Kalano Community

RISE was invited to participate in the NAIDOC Celebrations at the Kalano Family Fun Day held on the Sports oval at the Kalano Community. Thanks to all that made the event possible and for helping on the day.

Kowanyama White Card Training

We had a great turn out for the recent White Card Training at the MPC (Multi Purpose Centre) in Kowanyama.

Food Handling Training

A group of ladies recently attended the Kowanyama Food Handling Course. This course prepares the jobseekers for work readiness for when the Blue Café and Bakery re-open.