Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Dec 6 2011
When Joanne first came to the Workforce Development Centre she was asking for help with her resume. After chatting with a Careers Advisor it was clear that what Joanne wanted was get an office job so that she didn’t have to spend her entire working day on her feet. There have been some pretty significant changes to the office environment over the last 60 years and Joanne recognised that to change the direction of her career she would need to up date her qualifications. She took advantage of the Workforce Development Centre’s Profit From Experience Funding (PFE) and after speaking with staff at Kimberley TAFE (now Kimberley Institute of Technology) she was able to use the PFE funding to pay for her enrollment in two units from the Cert II Business. Over the next five months WDC staff were inspired to witness Joanne’s methodical and tireless progress through these units […]   Read More.
Topic: Employment
Dec 6 2011
Five girls from the Joodoogeb-be-gerring Werlemen Program were lucky to be selected for involvement in a cross cultural exchange program run by Kimberley 2 Way Exchange. This is a new concept developed by the passionate and hard working Peter Barnett who has worked diligently to make this program a success. The program involved students forgoing their school holidays to host four students from the prestigious Peninsula School in Melbourne for ten days. The students from Melbourne then returned the favour and hosted the Werlemen students in Melbourne.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Dec 6 2011
William Clarke College, Pacific Hills Christian School, Wunan, Halls Creek District High School and Dural Baptist Church have come together to help provide a culturally appropriate family style boarding accommodation option for Halls Creek young people. It may sound easy enough but for many Indigenous youth it is mostly scary and sometimes confronting delving into an entirely new environment and facing the pressures; that is why these parties have come together to support these courageous kids. Sydney’s a long way from home but when it comes to education no distance is too far for these Halls Creek youth; armed with a positive attitude, thirst for knowledge and pride in their steps these youngsters are ready to take on the challenge of learning away from home.   Read More.
Topic: Education