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Butchulla Work Ready Trainees: Skilling Queenslanders for Work

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In October, six new trainees started with the Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers under their Butchulla Work Ready Trainee Program. Dwayne (Bob) Broome will supervise the team who have been employed for 24 weeks.

Four trainees, Dakota Broome, Jymara Burns, Sharneeka Doyle and Chase Chapman, are studying a Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management) with two others, Chantelle (Tessa) Waia and Raymond Burns, are studying a Certificate I in Business.

A structured work plan has been developed for the trainees. This includes practical on-the-job experience (working alongside the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation and Butchulla Land Sea Rangers and FINIA partners such as Fraser Island Defenders Organisation on activities such as weed management, seed collection and nursery propagation, yellow crazy ant and pig management and turtle monitoring) along with formal training (being delivered through Axiom College and Yalga-binbi Institute), informal training, workshops and presentations and workplace tours.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work focuses on developing an individual’s skills, supporting them to begin a learning pathway to a certificate III qualification, and providing direct assistance to those Queenslanders that need extra support to enter and stay in the workforce. The Queensland Government proudly funds the program through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work (Unite and Recover for Jobs) initiative.

Article contributed by the Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers


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