Chance for jet-setting grant
A Karratha-based Yaburara woman is among four employment and related services professionals short-listed for a grant which could allow her to jet off to gather new ideas on reducing unemployment from the world’s greatest minds.
Real Employment for Aboriginal People chief executive Triscilla Holborow is in the running for the National Employment Services Association employment discovery grant.
Ms Holborow said providing a job for someone created change for their whole household.
“What it can do is also bring some security, it encourages the families in that household to be able to see the benefits of actually having your own money and be able to save to afford things just like everyone else,” she said.
Ms Holborow said it was humbling to have a light shone on her business’ and her team’s success.
“I’m very proud as an Aboriginal person and as an owner of my own business to be a finalist,” she said.
“If I had the opportunity to win, and I had that exposure to have a world class audience in this sector, it is exciting for me to see what other people are doing well, especially in other countries that are similar to ours in having an indigenous background.
“I am very interested to see if they have the same sort of struggles and barriers that we do and learning off them.” Ms Holborow will fly to Melbourne later this month for the final interview, with the winner of the grant set to be announced at a gala dinner in August at the Grand Hyatt.
The NESA employment discovery grant recipient will attend the 2017 OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme’s annual forum.
NESA chief executive Sally Sinclair said the grant would ensure Australian employment professionals could continue to provide world-standard services to help unemployed people find jobs.
REFAP chief executive Triscilla Holborow and her team at the Karratha office.