Housing project a trade training boost
More than 20 local indigenous people are working on the North West Shelf Housing Refurbishment Program, with nine of those participating in trade training programs.
Woodside facility management team leader Peter Balfe said Woodside had been working with Pindan and H&M Tracey Pilbara to maximise indigenous participation.
“We’ve been impressed with Pindan and H&M Tracey’s shared determination to deliver on their indigenous participation commitments, having engaged more than 20 local indigenous people in the first few months of the program, with nine of those participating in trade training programs,” he said.
Pindan and its sub-contractors had engaged 10 indigenous employees as part of the program.
Pindan director Dickie Dique said his company was proud of the indigenous engagement it was achieving on the project.
H&M Tracey Pilbara director Craig Rydquist said the structure of the contract established for the program was ideally suited to supporting local and indigenous employment and training outcomes.
H&M Tracey Pilbara has provided work-readiness opportunities to 10 local indigenous people on the project to date.