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.


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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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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Pormpuraaw Youth Summit

RISE assisted with the PPAC Youth Summit as part of Pormpuraaw Community Development and Community Engagement working together.

Beswick NAIDOC Cook Up

The Beswick community celebrated NAIDOC week with a cook-up around the fire. The Fellas and ladies made a very tasty meal of vegetables, corn beef, and damper.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

The Rise Ventures team created videos acknowledging the land they are on for NAIDOC Week.

Kalano Indigenous Careers Expo

On Friday the 18th of June, RISE was invited to attend the Indigenous Careers Expo held at the Kalano Sports Precinct at Kalano Community Association.