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

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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Cemetery Grounds Tidy Up

The team at RISE have been hard at work tidying up the local cemeteries after the wet season. Well done everyone on all your hard work to tidy up community.

White Card Training in Pormpuraaw

Eleven participants completed the recent White Card Training in Pormpuraaw by Anthony Willett from Civil Safety.

Pormpuraaw Fishing Competition

RISE helped out with the Pormpuraaw Fishing Competition and had a wonderful day. See all the images from the day.

Gavin Holroyd is Rise’s Participant of the week

Mr Gavin Holroyd has been attending his activity for the past fortnight and has been sticking to his Mutual Obligations. Gavin has had a major improvement in his self confidence and talking to others in a very encouraging and helping manner. The men could be picking up rubbish or tidying up the shed and Gavin…