NECA Apprenticeships + 370º group have a strong commitment to providing employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our Warrang Jarri Lian program commenced five years ago and since then indigenous participation in apprenticeships and traineeships at NECA Apprenticeships + 370º group has risen dramatically. Our dedicated indigenous apprentices and trainees are doing an excellent job of leading through example and setting themselves up for a great long term career.
Through the support of the Australian Government, NECA Apprenticeships + 370º group are continuing to offer indigenous people these fantastic career opportunities. Our Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) contract is aimed at linking 10 indigenous individuals each year into either an apprenticeship or traineeship.
summary of program:
Warrang Jarri Lian means “working together” in the Yawru language from the North West Kimberley where the program began. Our pioneer program saw 3 indigenous candidates from Broome, 1 from Torres Strait Island and one local successfully complete their 4 year plumbing apprenticeship. The 3 Broome candidates returned to their home town, taking their skills back to their local communities.
The program allows indigenous students to gain meaningful hands on experience, as well as a nationally recognised qualification. In addition, they are strongly supported by a dedicated Field Officer / Mentor who regualry meets with them in the workplace to ensure all is going well at work and home.
All NECA Apprenticeships + 370º group Field Officers have completed cross cultural training as well as an apprenticeship or traineeship or Human Resources qualification.
- 2010 – Runner up - NAIDOC Achievement Award winner – Justin Roberts
- 2009 – Winner – Diane Fleming - NAIDOC Achievement Award (Business Administration trainee)
- 2007 – Winner – Robert Taylor - NAIDOC Encouragement Award (Lineworker Apprentice)
- 2008 and 2009 – 370º group - NAIDOC Employer of the Year Award