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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Bunnings Collaboration

Bunnings Warehouse in Palmerston is working with the business to provide needed supplies to the local schools in the area.

New Katherine Activities Hub

Attendees at the new Katherine Activities Hub have increased dramatically. Rise Ventures have leased a new site in the Industrial area of Katherine that will run all the activities. The site consists of a large shed for the base of our Construction and Grounds Maintenance skilling Activities, as well as an Accommodation Area where our…

Alistair Aiden kept his job through Covid

Alistair is a 43-year-old local aboriginal Kowanyama resident. The Geographic isolation of Kowanyama and the amount of jobs and participants looking for those jobs is hard enough to deal with never mind Covid coming into play as well. He overcame these and kept coming to see Karen Dunell Rise Ventures CDP Business Manager, every day…

Delivering Fresh Mangoes

We were contacted by the Local Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries to let us know that they had an excess of mangoes.  They asked if we could help disperse the mangoes to the community. The Katherine Community Maintenance and Repairs team went to the Katherine Research Station to assist. The team filled a Wool…