Barranggirra - Skilling for Employment Initiative

Barranggirra will provide end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners through culturally appropriate mentoring to ensure successful retention and completion of training and improved post-training employment outcomes.

About the program

Barranggirra: Training Services NSW Aboriginal Skilling for Employment Grant is a new initiative in 2021.

This initiative consolidates and replaces the long-standing The Way Ahead for Aboriginal People and New Careers for Aboriginal People programs to strengthen the end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. This includes improved post-training outcomes and building stronger links for Aboriginal people with current opportunities for employment and training flowing from broader Department and Government priorities for Aboriginal participation in the NSW workforce and in major projects.

Grant Objectives

Barranggirra will provide end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners through culturally appropriate mentoring to ensure successful retention and completion of training and improved post-training employment outcomes.

Barranggirra aims to achieve the following objectives for Aboriginal people:

  • Increased access, retention and completion of vocational education and training.

  • Aspiration and expectation of career pathways.

  • Improved post-training outcomes.

  • Increased placement in meaningful and sustainable employment.

  • Greater confidence in making decisions that maximise training and employment experiences and outcomes.

  • Greater opportunity for Aboriginal business ownership and economic independence.

Contacts

Mitch Lowrie – R/Manager Aboriginal Initiatives
0438 427 028, Mitchell.lowrie1@det.nsw.edu.au

Sonia Stevenson – Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Initiatives
0436 122 209, sonia.stevenson@det.nsw.edu.au

General enquiries: TSNSW.Aboriginal.Initiatives@det.nsw.edu.au

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