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…

Cameron Josiah and Justin Lawrence

Two Local Indigenous Men Lead RISE Ventures Kowanyama

October 24, 2023

RISE Ventures is celebrating two local Indigenous men stepping up to lead the RISE Kowanyama team. In the middle of 2023, Cameron Josiah was promoted to Business Manager and Justin Lawerence was promoted to Community Project Coordinator. Read the impressive stories of how Cameron and Justin have grown from young men to local leaders, with…

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…

The Barefoot Pilot: Tyeisha Clark Learns To Fly

August 08, 2023

      Tyeisha Clark is a 19-year-old First Nations woman who has dreams with no limits. In fact, she’s already conquered the skies, become a role model in her community and earned herself the title of “The Barefoot Pilot”.    Growing up in Kowanyama, a small Queensland town in Cape York, Tyeisha finished school…

Community Pride Newsletter

Success Stories – Community Pride

July 26, 2023

Read our latest aspirant success stories, with a spotlight on Community Pride.                  Working in community means being part of the community. An important part of our work is what we call Community Pride. This encompasses community events, clean-ups and grounds keeping, art and cultural programs, and wellbeing…

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…

In-Work Support

Success Stories – In-Work Support for Newly Employed Aspirants

April 28, 2023

               The RISE Ventures teams in Katherine, Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw have been implementing the Trialling Pathways to Real Jobs (TPRJ) program in their communities. An important part of our service to aspirants is In-Work Support which includes helping them settle in, regular check-ins, providing equipment they may need and…