An innovative, collaborative and comprehensive Indigenous employment project integrating recruitment, training, case management and mentoring services.
June 2013 - June 2015
An innovative, collaborative and comprehensive employment project integrating recruitment, training, case management and mentoring funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of State Development utilising Trainway with Service Skills SA as a partner.
This project, which runs over 2 years, has to date involved 75 Indigenous participants being trained in the Certificate II in Retail incorporating safe food handling and retail food services. Service Skills SA also worked with the Food, Tourism and Hospitality Skills Council, Hospitality Industry Training and Taoundi College. On completion of the training participants were supported into employment. To date there have been 41 employment outcomes and work is ongoing to retain the participants in employment through mentoring and case management.
Many of the employers who actively engaged in this project were part of the retail and hospitality industry clusters from the Department of State Development. Employers involved include:
- Drakes Supermarkets
- On the Run
- Hungry Jacks
- Adelaide Oval
- Adelaide Convention Centre
- Hilton Hotel, Adelaide
Service Skills SA has also developed a direct employment model within this project where participants not needing training are supported into employment in a wide range of industries utilising our networks and contacts.
Lawrie Shem – Project Consultant