Renewed partnership with Western Power
The Waalitj Foundation is happy to announce its partnership agreement with energy industry leader Western Power has been renewed. The partnership’s main objective is to support and further the work of our Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) program and is also instrumental in Western Power’s ongoing commitment to fostering strong, sustainable, and prosperous relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Since it began in 2021, the partnership with Western Power has gone from strength to strength. Thanks to the ongoing collaboration, DSG students in regional and metropolitan areas will continue to have opportunities to build meaningful relationships with Western Power employees and establish genuine pathways toward employment.
Waalitj Foundation General Manager of Education Carly Davis said that corporate partnerships are integral to the success of Deadly Sista Girlz.
“We’re incredibly proud of our Deadly Sista Girlz program, and the continued support from Western Power is a testament to the program’s success,” she said.
“It’s satisfying seeing our students getting opportunities to build crucial connections with industry leaders where they can seek out fulfilling and sustainable career opportunities.”
Waalitj Foundation will continue to extend its expertise to Western Power to help support strategies to improve entry-level pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Previous activities and events have included employment forums, sporting carnivals, artwork activations, program visits, and career guidance.
According to Western Power’s Executive Manager People, Jo Christie, the partnership is an important part of the organisation’s aim to embed and embrace reconciliation as they work towards a more inclusive workforce and community.
“We’re proud of our partnerships and enjoy seeing the positive impacts they have on students, our employees, and the community. We relish the opportunity to speak with Foundation staff on how we can further our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment journey and support the great work they are doing.”