Networking Event a great success

A rewarding and informative night was enjoyed by all at the Aboriginal Pathways Networking Event held at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach on October 12.

The evening was hosted by Aboriginal Pathways to talk about Aboriginal employment and workforce solutions and was attended by a number of employers, government agencies and Vocational Education and Training (VET) experts. Participants included members of the Gold Coast Titans NRL team along with representatives of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Lifeline and Corrective Services NSW.

Guest speakers included CEO of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES), Kristy Masella, who shared her past experience as an Aboriginal person working in various government roles. She also gave insights into her present role as CEO for Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) which is a national recruitment company for Aboriginal people.

Stephen Sasse spoke of his long-term career as a CEO in the construction industry and his experience attracting support staff, including Aboriginal people.

Group discussion primarily concentrated on the various opportunities to develop pre-employment programs for Aboriginal people, as well as the importance of industry backing for some components of Aboriginal Pathways training.

"We heard about a range of strategies that work, gaps from an industry perspective, and feedback from Aboriginal people about what could be done differently in the future," said Director of Aboriginal Pathways, Heather McGregor.

 "It was great to talk about our shared goals of seeing more Aboriginal people into successful careers."

 "The more we collaborate with industry and other partners, the stronger the outcomes for our students, and we look forward to keeping in touch with everyone who was there." 

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PHOTO: Community Services and Cultural Education trainer, Marc Daley, Director of Aboriginal Pathways, Heather McGregor, and Principal Manager Aboriginal Strategy and Policy for Corrective Services NSW, Adam Schrieber, enjoy the Aboriginal Pathways Networking Event.