The Kybrook Men’s Activity received above average attendance, with community coming out eager to yarn about current community issues, which included two young and keen men looking for employment opportunities.
With renovations ramping back up for Power Projects NT post COVID, representatives from RISE and Power Projects NT met to address recruitment from the Kybrook Community.
Four Builders Labourer positions were confirmed and a very eager Jobseeker (Asiah who is an 18-year-old Indigenous man who has recently returned to community) was supported by our new CDP Supervisor (Lincoln Martin) to complete his employee pack on the same day. He has a confirmed start tomorrow morning and is looking forward to his new job.
Further Jobseekers at Kybrook have expressed interest in the works and will be supported to complete their employee packs and gain their Certificate 1 (White Card) in Construction in coming days to fill the remaining positions.
I met with Andrew Smith (Aboriginal Business Enterprise Coordinator) PPNT to confirm the available positions. I also organised Lincoln to provide support to Asiah to complete his employee pack.
The available positions will enable a group of Jobseekers from Kybrook Farm Community to work alongside Tradesmen renovating houses within their community. This will allow them to work without having to leave their families.
Kybrook is quite remote and very few employment opportunities are available without an hour of travel to Katherine, which means people are away from their families and community.
The positions will also provide recent construction experience and the future possibility of Power Projects employing them into Training for Essential Services Officer roles or even apprenticeships.
Reuban Granzien, CDP Coordinator, Rise Ventures