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Round Table Providing Opportunities

Industry leaders joined forces to create greater employment opportunities for First Nations Australians at our round table event.

Hosted by the Waalitj Foundation in partnership with the Alcoa Foundation, 15 guests were welcomed on Tuesday 14 November to the AMC Jakovich Function Centre in Kwinana.

The event focused on demonstrating to employers how the Waalitj Foundation Plan 2day 4 2morrow (P242) Employment Program can support organisations in providing meaningful job opportunities and building genuine relationships in local communities.

The discussion was facilitated by First Nations leaders and Waalitj staff, Erin Rundle, Sandy Simpson, Chantenee Islam and Sharrod Wellingham. Our team led the conversation in acknowledging the complexities and challenges faced by First Nations jobseekers and how organisations can work to improve employment outcomes.

Representatives from a range of industries attended the event including Alcoa Australia, Programmed, Veolia, and ATCO.

Waalitj Foundation Mentor, Chantenee Islam said that the P242 Program works closely with employers to provide meaningful, long-term opportunities for jobseekers.

“It is encouraging to see organisations wanting to make a genuine and purposeful impact.

“It is a key aspect of our program that we work with employers to ensure they are culturally safe for our jobseekers and able to provide sustainable outcomes.”

Plan 2day 4 2morrow (P242) is a pre-employment program assisting Indigenous job seekers in the Perth Metropolitan, Peel, and Goldfields regions of Western Australia. P242 focuses on improving employability of Indigenous job seekers through the development of foundation skills and work readiness. Program delivery combines weekly pre-employment group sessions (Fit 4 Work) with individual mentoring support. Find out more.

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