Grant sends REAP boss on Europe trip
Real Employment for Aboriginal People chief executive Triscilla Holborow has won a grant to meet with global employment leaders after a gala dinner in Melbourne.
Ms Holborow was announced the winner of the 2016 National Employment Services Association employment discovery grant ahead of three other candidates. She will now head off on a a six-day European career development trip.
Ms Holborow said she hoped the information gathered from her trip about the ways in which other countries around the world address unemployment in their indigenous populations would further improve employment rates in Australia.
NESA chief executive Sally Sinclair said the grant provided an opportunity to discuss key employment issues with leaders from around the world.
Sodexo was named champion employer of the year at the same dinner for its work in supporting indigenous people living in remote communities to find work.
Ms Sinclair said Sodexo’s win showed how large employers could change the fortunes of Australian communities.
“The employment and related services industry in Australia is all about helping people into sustained employment, and these awards truly acknowledge the direct and lasting impact that champion employers like Sodexo have on people’s lives,” she said.
REFAP chief executive Triscilla Holborow and her team at the Karratha office.