Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Apr 14 2012
  Salia Tate Banks:- Salia is originally from Halls Creek and has been employed with Liquor Land since 12 December 2011 and has recently been given the opportunity to undertake training in assistant management.  This is a fantastic achievement for a 21 year old to further her career and provides opportunity to transfer to other regions and other departments within the Coles Myer Group.   Read More
Apr 8 2012
The Workforce  Foundations Employment Strategies were invited by Kimberley Group Training to work with the trainees on the Home Valley Station (Indigenous Land Corporations) Vocational Readiness course. Over the two days we focused on developing an awareness of employability skills the practical application of these skills to the trainees duties on and off the job out at Home Valley. In addition to this all of the trainees updated their resumes and continued to develop their interview skills in preparation for interviews for full traineeships with the ILC and home Valley Station. All of the trainees on this course have an opportunity to identify what is important to them with regard to their careers and how traineeship can assist them to work towards their goals.   Read More
Apr 4 2012
Wunan and Bina-waji’s Dawn Til Dusk program has started strongly, with the first 10 participants impressing Bina-waji Director and primary instructor, Roy Wilson in their first week.  Roy classed the group as possibly the best he has been involved with.  “They’re close to the best in terms of tidiness, respect and manners and are giving it a good go,” he said.   Read More
Apr 2 2012
Dear Steve, Just a brief note to thank both you personally and Wunan for the generous assistance and support you have given me during the period when I was looking for work. Not only did you respond generously with time to my request for help but you followed up with ideas for training, gave me lists of companies to whom I could apply and suggested a variety of approaches I could make to employers, including an update of my cv. As a result I now have employment with KMG at its Ridges Mine. I also have a great resource in the event I need to seek employment elsewhere. Again, thanks for your help and best wishes for the future. Yours sincerely, Mike Parry   Steven Leeder Coordinator Workforce Development Centre … “The Role of the Workforce Development Centre is to provide people with information to help them with their decisions […]   Read More
Topic: Employment
Mar 28 2012
Living Change Gains MomentumOver the past two months, Wunan has been consulting community members in Halls Creek on its Living Change initiative, which seeks to rebuild family responsibilities and local authority in that community. To date, Wunan has met with more than forty individuals and families, and the boards of several community organisations. These conversations will inform the proposed design of Living Change, as well as decisions by Wunan and the state and federal governments on whether to progress the initiative. Wunan will report on these consultations as part of its report to government in June 2012 on the feasibility of introducing Living Change in Halls Creek.   Read More
Mar 28 2012
Wunan Well Placed for New Employment ContractThe provision of employment services to Indigenous communities is set to change again as the Commonwealth Government reviews its remote employment model with a view to implementation in July 2013. Details at this stage are scant, but it is hoped that it will result in stronger incentives for those actively seeking or engaged in employment and alignment with those providers already providing real employment outcomes.   Read More
Topic: Employment