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DPTI Supports Aṉangu Career Pathways

17 August 2015

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will provide hands on training, practical advice and support to secondary students and jobseekers at an upcoming Work Expo in the APY Lands.

Representatives from the On the Right Track Remote and APY Lands Main Access Road Upgrade teams will be on hand to build on the strong relationships they have made through their existing work on the Lands and help Aṉangu identify and access pathways to employment.

On the Right Track Remote Program Manager, Marg Howard said that many Aṉangu are strongly motivated to gain the necessary skills to enable them to work.

“Getting a driver’s licence is a big tick on the pathway to employment. It also helps people look after their families and communities, and to drive safely.

“At the Expo the On the Right Track Remote team will provide driving lessons and other learning activities associated with getting a driver’s licence.

“We have plotted various routes and driving activities and look forward to working with Aṉangu Learner Drivers to support them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for getting a driver’s licence,” she said.

The APY Lands Main Access Road upgrade project team will be providing participants with the opportunity to undertake virtual plant operation using a simulator.

“This will give people an insight into the activities and career pathways available through civil construction projects,” said Chief Operating Officer, Paul Gelston.

“We will also be providing information to participants about the requirements of constructing a road, including the chance to talk to a local person who has worked with the project team,” he said.

The Department is a major sponsor of the event, which runs from 18-20 August at the Trade Training Centre at Umuwa. Further information is available at www.apytafe.com.

For more information about On the Right Track Remote go to www.dpti.sa.gov.au/ontherighttrack.

For more information about the APY Lands Road project go to www.dpti.sa.gov.au/apylands.

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