03/07/2014 - 09:53

CCI to deliver 300 indigenous jobs

03/07/2014 - 09:53

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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced plans to educate new recruits from the indigenous community in a new federal government program based on the GenerationOne employment model.

CCI to deliver 300 indigenous jobs
CCI chief executive officer Deidre Willmott.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA has announced plans to educate new recruits from the indigenous community in a new federal government program based on the GenerationOne employment model. 

CCI will deliver training, support and guaranteed jobs to 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruits as part of the new vocational training and employment centre program.

“CCI is proud to have been selected as the largest VTEC provider in Australia creating pathways into real jobs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians,” CCI chief executive officer Deidre Willmott said. 

“This program is about working with employers who have pledged jobs, to identify the skills needed for those jobs and then providing the right combination of training, mentoring and support for Aboriginal trainees to be ready to start work as soon as possible.” 

CCI said its members include many of Australia’s largest employers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and has worked with members to promote employment for Aboriginal people. 

The VTEC will be delivered alongside Apprenticeships Australia, CCI’s group training organisation, which the chamber said had provided training and job opportunities for thousands of young people for almost 20 years, including Aboriginal people.

According to CCI, approximately 25 per cent of Apprenticeships Australia’s current trainees and apprentices are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

“We do not want young people in a cycle of training for training’s sake,” Ms Willmott said.

“There needs to be tangible employment options available if we are going to provide opportunities for the next generation.”

CCI said it will be coordinating the services needed to deliver outcomes for employers and Aboriginal job seekers, leveraging our experience in high quality training and on-the-job mentoring.

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