Overcoming license barriers with IDLU

April 19, 2021

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. Lavinia Thomas worked very closely with IDLU onsite to assist job seekers with any issues they encountered. The Indigenous Driver Licensing Program…

Driving Educational course

April 08, 2021

A Drink Driving Education course held at Rise Ventures, Katherine earlier this year attended by Mark, Veronica, and Betsy was a success.

Activities Hub Success

Since acquiring our new Activities Hub the weather has prevented our Jobseekers from undertaking their normal outdoor tasks. This has led to our teams undertaking several small projects to get the Hub fitted out for use. Read more about the projects.

CEO Gary Oliver Shares his message on Closing the Gap

March 18, 2021

Gary Oliver the CEO of Rise Ventures shares his message and thoughts on Closing the Gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Cemetery Clean Up

March 10, 2021

Rise Ventures participants joined forces with the Rangers and Parks and Gardens crew from KASC to ensure the cemetery is kept neat and tidy.

New Katherine Activities Hub

February 03, 2021

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

January 14, 2021

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

January 03, 2021

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…

Happy New Year

December 31, 2020

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year from all of us at Rise Ventures.

White Card Training

December 28, 2020

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 WhiteCard to enter the Construction Industry. Invitations were sent to our neighbouring Region (33) and to our Lead Contractor (Kalano Community Association)…