Training needs taken care of
WIDE Bay TAFE has now appointed a dedicated consultant to look after training needs of the local indigenous community.
Indigenous Business Consultant Kerry-Ann Corowa has already begun discussing training options with community groups, job networks, employers and students.
“My job is to find training solutions to meet the vocational and educational aspirations of indigenous people, no matter what their age,” she said.
Ms Corowa has returned to the Fraser Coast after studying in Sydney and she is excited about her new position.
A chainsaw short course arranged by Ms Corowa for staff at Bundaberg’s Wandiny Home and Community Care and Kal’ang Respite Care Centre in Hervey Bay was well received.
The training enables those taking part to perform tree-cutting maintenance for seniors.
“Our staff really valued the training and I’m especially pleased to see Wide Bay TAFE is able to offer flexible delivery to support our training needs,” said Wandiny Home and Community Care Co-ordinator Konrad Thompson.
Ms Corowa is confident that more training initiatives will be developed.
For more information about developing training, contact Ms Corowa on 4120 2325 or 0419 671 994.