Great Southern’s first Deadly Jobs and Careers Forum to open doors for Aboriginal workers

Sarah MakseAlbany Advertiser
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Aboriginal education support officer Matt Palfrey, Albany Jobs and Skills manager Shirley Badger, Impact Services CEO Kerry Fry and program manager Stuart Roberts at Retravision Stadium.
Camera IconAboriginal education support officer Matt Palfrey, Albany Jobs and Skills manager Shirley Badger, Impact Services CEO Kerry Fry and program manager Stuart Roberts at Retravision Stadium. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Aboriginal jobseekers can mingle with potential employers or discover new career paths at a first of its kind forum in Albany next month.

South Regional TAFE’s Albany Jobs and Skills Centre and Impact Services is set to host the first Great Southern Deadly Jobs and Careers Forum at Retravision Stadium on September 8.

Employers will be on hand offering information on jobs and training opportunities across a variety of industries including the City of Albany, Rio Tinto, Wauters Enterprises, Decmil and Harvey Norman.

South Regional TAFE Jobs and Skills manager Shirley Badger said the forum would ensure jobseekers could find all the career and training information they need in one place.

“This will be a great opportunity for Aboriginal people, looking to start a new job or career, to meet with potential employers and trainers who can assist them,” she said.

Impact Services chief executive Kerry Fry said employing Aboriginal staff came with big benefits for employers.

“Employers who diversify their workplace tap into a valuable pool of talented Aboriginal employees,” she said.

“By employing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, you gain insight into the local community, helping businesses make more considered, thoughtful choices.

“Cross-cultural awareness improves, enhancing relationships with key stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds.”

Entertainment, games, food and door prizes will be on offer from 10am to 3pm at the free event.

For details contact the Jobs and Skills Centre on 63713888 or albanyjsc@srtafe.wa.edu.au.

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