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DPTI Supporting Aboriginal Employment

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

28 July 2016

Work experience has proven to be the key to success for Aboriginal young people wanting to get a head start in the workplace.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is supporting young Aboriginal people by offering training, educational support and work experience opportunities which can lead to ongoing employment.

The Department’s Aboriginal traineeship programs helped more than 80 Aboriginal men and women gain ongoing employment following their successful traineeship completion.

Miss Monique Quaziz began in 2012 through the Aboriginal traineeship program and says the traineeship was instrumental to gaining employment.

“I began my employment as a Human Resources administrator which allowed me to develop my skills and build networks.” said Miss Quaziz.

“Working in the department allowed me to broaden my horizons and my career path within a supportive team environment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply for the Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) program which offers financial support and links students with major industry employers.

Sarah Alessi completed both a traineeship and an Indigenous Cadetship Support program through university and credits the support of the Department for her success.

“DPTI supported me through my university years with ongoing work placements throughout my degree,” Miss Alessi said.

“The work experience program is great, I gained further education, developed new skills, and networks in my chosen field.”

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait students wanting to find out more about the ICS Program are encouraged to register through the website.