Grant sends REAP boss on Europe trip

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

REFAP chief ex­ec­u­tive Triscilla Hol­borow and her team at the Kar­ratha of­fice.

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