A new partnership between Bridging the Gap and CSBP will assist two local Aboriginal men gain on-the-job experience as they complete their traineeships at Ngulla Training and Community Centre.
Sydney Hart and Michael Abdullah commenced a one year traineeship at Ngulla in July this year, and are working towards achieving a Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management.
An integral part of the traineeship is being provided by local Kwinana manufacturer, CSBP in the form of work experience.
Ngulla Manager, Peter Bird said: “So far the guys have been great. They have already learned about plant care, landscape assessment, site plans and what it means to work full time.”
Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers Aboriginal Development Consultant, Noelene Mantellato, who also looks after Aboriginal engagement at CSBP, said the partnership had created a meaningful opportunity.
“One of the issues identified by the Kwinana Aboriginal community is that there are few jobs or traineeships for the local Aboriginal young people,” she said.
“In response, we’ve worked hard to establish a partnership with Ngulla and Bridging the Gap to create these traineeships.”
Upon completion of the traineeship, both Bridging the Gap and CSBP will provide ongoing support to the trainees as they seek full time employment.
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