Ten Indigenous people will be provided with employment opportunities through a new traineeship and apprenticeship project in Sydney and parts of regional NSW.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today announced that Sydney Training and Employment (STE) would receive $71,400 for the project through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Employment Programme (IEP).
“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring as many Indigenous people as possible are working in real jobs,” Minister Scullion said.
“The IEP supports a broad range of activities that meet the needs of employers, Indigenous Australians and their communities.”
Minister Scullion said STE would place 10 Indigenous Australians into employment with host employers across Sydney and regional NSW including Wollongong and Newcastle.
“Participants will be placed into traineeships and apprenticeships in metal trades, business, horticulture and financial sectors,” Minister Scullion said.
“All participants will undertake a Certificate III or above in their relevant field.
“STE is an established Group Training Company and will utilise its experience, existing networks and field staff to support and mentor participants through their employment and training.”
Participants will be supported by STE and host employers to ensure retention in the workplace and a culturally appropriate working environment.
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2014-06-03 IEP – NSW Sydney training MR.pdf