Training and Employment
NBY is committed to supporting Yawuru and Indigenous Youth achieve their training and employment goals and have a number of programs that improve work and training outcomes for both Yawuru and non-Yawuru youth.
Warrmijala Murrgurlayi Rise up to Work
NBY’s innovative ‘Skillz’ program assists young Indigenous people to recognise their personal strengths and establish a solid basis for work and training. By identifying their personal skills and supporting them to engage and learn they take on new challenges and grow. Skillz participants can take join two work and training programs that NBY offers.
NBY partners with Shell to deliver the social investment program Warrmijala Murrgurlayi Rise up to Work which offers pre-employment and vocational training to increase the positive social impact on the local community.
Over 2.5 years, the program will deliver 35 jobs per year for young Indigenous people, contributing to the Broome economy. It offers opportunities for Yawuru and other Aboriginal people to gain skills through work readiness, vocational training and job placements and has potential for meaningful career pathways that will allow participants to engage in Broome’s future.
Transition to Work
NBY delivers the Australian Government’s Transition to Work service in Broome. TTW prepares young people for work by building their skills and confidence and supporting them to find and keep employment.
Young people receive intensive pre-employment support to help them understand what is expected in the workplace and develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours expected by employers. For employers we deliver high quality services to ensure young people entering employment meet their needs and are well supported to settle into a job.
Who is eligible for Transition to Work?
Transition to Work is for young people aged 15 to 21 years. It is targeted to early school leavers and young people who have experienced difficulty transitioning from education to employment. All young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible.
Eligibility will also depend on a young person’s circumstances, including whether the young person:
· has been awarded a Year 12 certificate or Certificate III
· has been employed within the last six months
· receives an income support payment such as Youth Allowance
· is currently participating in another employment service including jobactive.