ITRAFFIC graduates find work at home

Congratulations to our recent ITRAFFIC graduates who finished the program in February, 2017. All graduates were able to find work placement in their home town.

ITRAFFIC is a nationally recognised pre-employment program in traffic control run in partnership with Aboriginal Pathways and the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). It awards participating students both Traffic Controller and Traffic Management certification (also known as blue and yellow cards) as well as providing practical and formal skills to gain and maintain employment in the traffic control industry.

The program was run as a week-long training event in Grafton, NSW, with formal classes during the day and culturally relevant activities after hours. In particular, there were two days encompassing Traffic Control Stop/Go skills and three days comprising employability skills (Certificate I in Access to Work and Training).

Evening events focused on the building of relationships and trust and included yarning circles as well as a local cultural tour on Gumbaynggirr country at Corindi.

Eleven students from Moree, Gunnedah, Inverell and Guyra graduated the course and, through the AES, all had jobs ready to start in their local area the very next week.

"The real value of this program is that we are able to train and provide job opportunities for Aboriginal people in their home towns,” said Dennis Taylor, Leader of Business Relationships and Pathway Design for Aboriginal Pathways. “That is often hard to do in remote regional areas."

Congratulations again, everyone! That’s a job well done.


PHOTO: Congratulations to ITRAFFIC graduates, February 2017.