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Directions Out & About – Clontarf Annual Academy Awards Night

Directions’ Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre (AWDC) is very proud of its long association with Clontarf Academy in Northam and was delighted to attend and support their 6th Annual Academy Awards evening held on Friday 18 November. Directions’ AWDC Coordinator Brenda DeAtta was invited to present the Employment Award on the night, awarded to Isaiah Kickett…. more

John’s Back On The Job Already!

Having loads of experience doesn’t mean that you will never find yourself out of work but John Rose is proof that a determined attitude and a willingness to seek help can get amazing results and quickly, even with a downturn in his industry!  John, an excavator operator with 25 years’ experience in mining, first came… more

Music Industry and RAC Join Forces for Road Safety

West Australian Music (WAM) and RAC have partnered to create and launch a powerful new video to champion road safety, driven by stories from the Wheatbelt WAMbassadors. Local musicians Erin Pope, Ash Nardini, Hayden Sprigg, Polly Medlen, Jayden Crook and Pete Byfield offer revealing insight into the effects of road trauma, many having been directly… more

Traineeship – A Great Career Start

Back in September 2014 BHP Billiton were seeking applications from suitable candidates for their Indigenous Traineeship Program. The Kworp Kooling Indigenous Traineeship offered on-the-job experience, mine training, and formalised study towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification, all while getting paid.  This was an outstanding opportunity for Indigenous Australians to commence their career journey in the mining industry…. more

Apprentice to Subbie – Insurance Matters – Part 2 of 3

Becoming a subcontractor or a self-employed tradesman can be very rewarding but you need to make sure you do your homework first and get the essentials in place to ensure things run smoothly. When you are an employee, apprentice or tradesman, most of your insurance requirements are taken care of by your employer. Once you… more