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Skill Hire’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Group Training (GT) and Labour Hire divisions have come together to provide a pathway to employment for a group of Indigenous participants.

After a presentation to Aboriginal Workforce Development, McKay Drilling approached our Group Training staff members and advised they would like Skill Hire to assist with initiating an Indigenous traineeship program.   Discussions between our RTO and GT culminated in our RTO scheduling a Certificate II in General Construction to provide the participants with basic requirements for working in construction including WHS, safe work practices, team communication units, hand skills and technical skills.  Through our labour hire division’s robust recruitment process, 15 participants were chosen from a large group referred through jobactive Providers across the Perth metropolitan area.

The course is scheduled for 12 weeks and after successful completion, participants will transfer the skills they have learnt into employment as driller’s offsiders as part of labour hire’s employee base.  McKay Drilling will then employ all suitable participants as trainee drillers.

A very successful  engagement and training process that enhances participants skills, knowledge and work readiness, and will provide the employer with a skilled workforce prior to the commencement of a traineeship.

Three Skill Hire business streams working together to achieve the outcome!

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My son has thoroughly enjoyed the Construction Pathways course and it’s hard for someone who doesn’t really know him to see just how much this course has changed him. He spent the last 18 months being home schooled and not socializing with anyone so to see him eager to get up and leave the house every day still blows my mind. His insomnia has got so much better his appetite is back and I finally feel like my boy is coming back to his old self. He has sever anxiety and depression so it’s always going to be an on going battle for him in his future but this course has shown him that things can change and can improve for him. Simon, thank you for your understanding and taking extra care with my son. You certainly make an awesome and inspiring trainer for young adults.

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