Koori Job Ready mentors and trains Aboriginal people for the construction, hospitality, and Information Technology (IT) services industries.
Proudly supported by ATPSL, Koori Job Ready manages a construction course and a hospitatlity and training course that both run eight-week training for students and assists them in finding employment.
The program was originally an initiative of the Redfern-Waterloo Authority (RWA) but now sits under the ATPSL umbrella. Since the program began in 2006, more than 850 employment opportunities have been created for Aboriginal men and women with this number set to increase.
Luke Sainthill (pictured) has been helped by the program and is well on the way to reaching his dream of becoming a project manager by studying a Bachelor of Construction Project Management at the University of Technology.
Koori Job Ready has benefits for both the community and the construction, catering and IT industries as graduates are equipped with the immediate skills they need to work. Through the eight-week course, students start to build their confidence and start believing that they have a right to a future, with many going on to do apprenticeships and cadetships, like Luke.
The construction course offers training in a range of construction subjects with a focus on gaining employment on constructions sites for graduates.
Watch an inspiring video about how the Koori Job Ready Program is helping to create jobs for the Aboriginal community.
Subjects in the construction course include:
• Construction carpentry
• Brick Laying
• Reading and interpreting plans
• Work safety at heights
• Forklift driving
The construction course is held over eight weeks at the Les Tobler Construction Centre, at 255 Wilson Street Darlington.The course is full time and runs from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Four courses are run throughout the year, with information days held onsite two weeks before the course commencement date.
For more information about dates and the course please contact:
Tel: 8399 3003
For employment and placement opportunities in the construction industry please contact:
Head Teacher, Clint Cooke
Tel: 8399 3003
M: 0410408 628 186 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Manager, Wayne Dargan
Tel: 8394 9742
M: 0477 300 045 E: email@example.com
The hospitality training course specialises in modern Australian cuisine using Indigenous produce and flavours. The course provides training for students to gain a Certificate II in Hospitality Operations that covers:
• Advanced barista skills
• Responsible Service of Alcohol
• Responsible Conduct of Gaming
• Occupational Health & Safety
• front of house hospitality
• Taking reservations
• Table setting
• Serving customers
• Food preparation.
The hospitality course is held over eight weeks at the Yamma Dhiyann Training Centre, at 255 Wilson Street Darlington.The course is full time and runs from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Four courses are run throughout the year, with information days held onsite two weeks before the course commencement date.
Yaama Dhiyaan Training Centre
255 Wilson Street
Darlington NSW 2015
For more information about the hospitality training course:
Tel: 8399 0924
Or visit the hospitality training website at www.yaama.com.au
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