The First Step to a Career in Construction for Kybrook Locals

March 01, 2024

  In partnership with Aboriginal Enterprises Australia, RISE Ventures Katherine facilitated a 2-day White Card training and certification at Kybrook Community Farm. Eleven clients from Kybrook completed the training and we were pleasantly surprised to have eight women who are breaking down barriers in a male-dominated industry. One of the ladies even brought her young…

Building Project Sparks Engagement with Pormpuraaw Youth

February 26, 2024

  Engaging with youth in Pormpuraaw has been an ongoing challenge for our team but we’re celebrating a breakthrough with three young men with carpentry potential!  Stephen, Darren and Lloyd from our Community Projects team decided to change their approach with local youth and empower them to choose what they want to do with RISE’s…

February Newsletter

RISE Ventures February Newsletter

February 13, 2024

    This monthly newsletter is our opportunity to share with you the latest news, community updates and celebrations across the RISE remote employment, enterprise and community projects space. Welcome to our first newsletter of 2024! For us, 2023 was about sowing seeds of ideas and change, and creating fertile soil for growth. This year, those seeds are…

RISE Ventures December Newsletter

RISE Ventures December Newsletter

December 14, 2023

    This monthly newsletter is our opportunity to share with you the latest news, community updates and celebrations across the RISE remote employment, enterprise and community projects space. With the end of the year fast approaching, things aren’t slowing down yet for our teams.  We’re proud to share that we’ll be part of two new initiatives in…

Mark - Tindal

Mark is Succeeding as a Ground Attendant at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in Tindal

November 10, 2023

We are thrilled to announce a fantastic placement that truly exemplifies the spirit of dedication and skill development! Meet Mark, an individual brimming with talent and enthusiasm, who was eagerly seeking an opportunity to showcase his skills and attitude. Thanks to our collaboration with Track SIS, he has a role as a ground attendant at…

Kowanyama Family Fun Day

Kowanyama Family Fun Day Brings The Community Together

October 12, 2023

    The Kowanyama Family Fun Day saw all of the community come together and bring joy to the faces of the children.   RISE Ventures Kowanyama organised the day in partnership with the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council to coincide with the grand re-opening of the water park.   Team member Shiquea Creek organised the…

Post-Placement Support

RISE Ventures Host Post-Placement Support Conference for Employment Providers

August 17, 2023

Gary Hall, Chief Operating Officer of RISE Ventures, hosted a Post-Placement Support Conference in Alice Springs for Employment Providers delivering the Community Development Program (CDP) across Australia.   The Community Development Program is a government-funded employment and training program for First Nations people living in remote Australia. Post-placement support is a critical element of the…

Janice Scrutton

Janice Scrutton has found her happy place with RISE Ventures Katherine!

June 20, 2023

  Janice Scrutton is a 59-year-old First Nations woman who has been a CDP participant since 2015, and lived in Katherine since 2016. She previously lived in Alice Springs, where she brought up her family and worked for Ayiparinya Hostel as a general hand, gaining cleaning and food preparation skills. Janice had always been proactive…

Community Pride

A Slam Dunk For Local Katherine Youth With Hoops 4 Health

June 06, 2023

Over the past three months, youth in Katherine and Kybrook have been ballin’! RISE Ventures brought Hoops 4 Health and their basketball superstars to run 15 sessions in community in April, May and June.   The first Indigenious Australia NBA player Nathan Jawai, alongside Darwin Jets players Kylie Duggin and Sam Rioli, coached all the sessions….

Healthfind Telehealth Services

Jobfind Successfully Trials Telehealth Services for Indigenous Communities in the NT

June 01, 2023

  Three Angus Knight Group companies, Jobfind, RISE Ventures and Nyirrungulung-RISE have collaborated to launch telehealth services to remote communities in the Northern Territory. The service is aimed at providing psychosocial support to Indigenous communities in Katherine, Kybrook, Pine Creek, Werenbun, Jodetluk, Beswick, Binjari and Barunga. The service is supported by funding from the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) through the Trialling Pathways to Real Jobs (TPRJ) initiative.  The telehealth services are offered through Jobfind’s allied health service, Healthfind, and are delivered by a team…