Providing paths to stable employment
Wunan believes that success for an individual, is defined by having their finances, relationships and health in order. We are committed to providing long term solutions in education training and employment for Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley by delivering services aimed at supporting people to transition directly into real jobs, return to formal education or get ‘job ready’ by undertaking vocational training, obtaining drivers’ licenses and accommodation support.
Driver Training in Kununurra and Halls Creek
Wunan delivers a comprehensive driving program in Kununurra and Halls Creek.
Delivered by two driving instructors, based in the two townships, the program allows the local Aboriginal people to obtain Learner’s Permits, face driving assessments as well as to resolve any existing issues. Funded by the Western Australian Department of Justice, the Driver Training Program opens up a range of possibilities such as improved accessibility for employment, training and involvement in community activities.
Jobs and Skills Centres in Kununurra and Broome
Formerly known as Career Centres, Wunan manages the Jobs and Skills Centres in both Kununurra and Broome.
Based at North Regional TAFE campuses, the Jobs and Skills Centres offer a range of services by qualified career advisors to support individuals to find employment and develop their careers further. These services include job application support, career development advice, pathways towards obtaining professional training and other employability skills. In addition to the towns of Kununurra and Brooms, the Jobs and Skills Centres also provide outreach services to smaller towns and communities throughout the region.
Wunan’s Employment division has created a number of partnerships with large scale organisations such as Northern Minerals to provide employment opportunities for local Aboriginal people. Once the candidates are sources, the career advisors at the Jobs and Skills Centres support with job applications, interviews and work-readiness as well as mentoring throughout the first 26 weeks of employment.
Burraluba Workers’ Hostel Halls Creek
Wunan proudly delivers the Employment and Education Housing (EEH) Program at the Burraluba Yura Ngurra Hostel in Halls Creek.
This Program provides affordable accommodation for local Aboriginal people who are employed or undertaking education or training. This is a stepping stone for individuals and provides a range of additional services such as transportation, accommodation management and other support until they become established.