Kaleidoscope of new citizens’ skills
BUSINESS leaders are being encouraged not to forget the skills of new migrants through a new City of Stirling initiative.
Kaleidoscope project leader Ashleigh Brand said the initiative was about working with new migrants and refugees.
“The skilled people who come to work and live in our community; so much of their story sometimes is difficult,” she told the audience at the recent Stirling Business Association awards.
“And when they arrive, so many are underemployed or not employed at all.
“The Kaleidoscope initiative is about working with business leaders such as yourselves to encourage you to employ a diverse workforce, an innovative workforce.”
She said the next stage of the initiative was matching “professional mentors with newcomer mentees”.
“We’ll be piloting this in August,” she said.
Kaleidoscope is State and Federal government funded.
Ashleigh Brand addressing the awards night.