Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Dec 8 2014
Wunan_Indigenous_Advancement_StrategyThe Commonwealth Government has consolidated all Indigenous programs into 5 areas of strategic priority, and recently opened a funding round for applications for programs commencing in 2015. Wunan submitted 7 requests; for programs aligned to both Government objectives and our own strategy for reform. Some were to continue current programs that are delivering results while threatened with closure due to short term funding cycles. Other new initiatives were proposed that will support long term change and improved outcomes for Aboriginal people. An evaluation mechanism was proposed for each funding application, recognising that measurable impact is essential; not only in the context of value for money, but also to ensure programs are actually delivering the outcomes intended. Wunan does not subscribe to the continued layering on of passive service delivery, and thus expects to be accountable for creating sustainable outcomes. Funding applied for under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy was as follows: […]   Read More.
Oct 10 2014
Building a bridge to employmentWunan Partnership Broker program and Broome Workforce Development Centre recently facilitated Youth & Business Workshops in Kununurra & Broome. This was an opportunity for both young people and business people to discuss, share ideas  and develop an understanding of the challenges both parties experience in the workplace. Topics included building resilience, self-confidence and communication skills. Young people learnt the personal skills required for gaining successful employment and business people walked away with a clearer picture of what they can do differently when engaging with young people. All attendees actively engaged in the discussions and the activities and many strong connections were forged between the young participants and business people. Wunan Workforce Development Centres will continue to facilitate similar workshops in schools and incorporate work experience and industry visits to keep strengthening the bridge to employment for Kimberley Kids.     Read More.
Aug 29 2014
Wunan addresses Mr Andrew Forrest’s Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes Review, which was released 1 August: Wunan Response to Forrest Review   Read More.
Aug 20 2014
Workforce Development Centre Client, Cherie Bush in her current role at WunanCherie Bush was passionate about accounting and eager to gain employment within the accounting sector. She decided the first step towards her goal was to update and refresh her resume and so she did at the Workforce Development Centre. It was during this process that Lina, Career Advisor at the Workforce Development Centre, realised Cherie’s great attitude, experience and skills could be utilised within any finance team and approached Wunan’s accounts’ department on her behalf. As a result of this Cherie was able to secure a position and commenced her role as Trainee Accounts Coordinator at Wunan two weeks later. She has since settled in well at Wunan. Cherie and her partner, Jacob, have since applied for Wunan’s Transitional Housing Program and have been successful in that also. Their family look forward to moving into their new home in the very near future     Read More.
Mar 6 2014
Wunan and its partnership broker network calls on the Commonwealth Government to continue the School Business Community Partnership Program due to the productive and outcomes based  partnerships developed over the last three years. Wunan has delivered the program in the Kimberley region, facilitating the development of some great partnerships that support youth attainment and transition. A loss of this funding will create a significant gap  in brokering partnerships that address the issues preventing young people from successfully completing Year 12, and transitioning successfully into employment.   Read More.
Dec 10 2013
DEC13-Workforce-Development-CentreThe aim of the Workforce Development Centre (WDC)  is to increase participation in the workforce; particularly among the under-employed, disengaged and under-represented groups in the community. The WDCs mission is to assist individuals of any age and at any point throughout their lives to make more informed educational, training and occupation choices and to manage their careers.   Read More.
Topic: Employment