Department for Communities Aboriginal Employment Program
One of the challenges for Aboriginal women in remote Western Australian communities is gaining meaningful employment opportunities. In August 2012, with funding from the Department of Local Government and Communities, the YMCA commenced a pilot Aboriginal Employment Program to make available paid roles for women within the playgroup setting. The program has been enthusiastically received, with women in each of the communities showing a willingness to support their playgroup.
Women employed through the program are enjoying the chance to demonstrate their new skills, be involved in decision-making and to influence the future direction of their playgroups. Importantly, they are providing stability and consistency to the playgroup model and advocating for others to join them in training and employment opportunities.
Please contact us to obtain more information regarding our Aboriginal Employment Program.