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Torres Strait Islander mum of 3 overcomes employment barriers  to change her family’s life forever.

Torres Strait Islander mum of 3 overcomes employment barriers to change her family’s life forever.

Six months ago, Torres Strait Islander woman, Nancy Pilot would never have believed that she would hold the confidence and skills required to land a job at an award winning hotel chain and tourism hot spot. Today, Nancy, who has always been a stay at home mum to her three children, broke the cycle of long term unemployment and achieved

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BUSY backs Hutchies in building Indigenous careers in the construction industry

BUSY backs Hutchies in building Indigenous careers in the construction industry

BUSY At Work is proudly supporting a new employment program which is producing some excellent results in building Indigenous careers in the construction and building industry. BUSY At Work Project Coordinator/Mentor Robyn Donnelly said BUSY was delighted to partner with Australia’s largest privately owned builder Hutchinson Builders to deliver the Statim-Yaga program. Statim-Yaga is derived from Torres Strait Islander Creole and the Jagera language and means to “start work.”

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Andersyn excels in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

Andersyn excels in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

When Andersyn Landt started doing general cleaning and gardening at the Mackay and District Australian South Sea Islander Association (MADASSIA) centre as a participant in a Working for the Dole (WfD) activity, she never imagined it might lead to a possible future career in the administration field. As well as developing her Microsoft Office skills and assisting with office clerical duties Andersyn is also studying for her Certificate III in Business Administration which she hopes to complete by the end of the year.

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Ethan and Zaine the first Indigenous school-based trainees to sign up with Dreamworld Corroboree

Ethan and Zaine the first Indigenous school-based trainees to sign up with Dreamworld Corroboree

Year 11 and 12 students Ethan Atkins and Zaine Davis have a lot to celebrate after becoming the first ever indigenous school-based trainees to be signed up to the Corroboree attraction at the Dreamworld Amusement Park. Dreamworld Corroboree showcases Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander history and culture (the world’s oldest living culture) and features over 800 native and barnyard animals located in their natural habitats within the Dreamworld grounds.

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Hit the Road Program helps Joshua achieve his work goals

Hit the Road Program helps Joshua achieve his work goals

A recent graduate of the five week program which targets job seekers aged between 15 and 24, and Indigenous and disadvantaged job seekers, Joshua has proved to be an excellent student and his determination to succeed is now paying dividends. Before entering the program Joshua had not been able to secure employment and despite not having been employed for over a year, nothing could hold him back.

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