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GenerationOne Blog - May 2013


Elise is part of the Generation for change

When Elise McCarthy was growing up not once did she say I want to be a ‘Change Maker.’  But like many young Aboriginal people her age, Elise is fast becoming the generation of change.    Young Aboriginal people across Australia like Elise are shifting attitudes about Indigenous Australians, breaking stereotypes and contributing to the GenerationOne movement to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in one generation.    In her second year of nursing at the University of Newcastle, Elise confronts the same sorts of challenges as her peers, from the serious university stress to the mundane what shoes to wear with this dress.    “Mums pretty much who I tell everything to, from the boys I kiss, to the daily... More...

29 May @ 12:11 Add your comment

From Site Clerk to a Compliance Auditor: Celeste shares her career path

Celeste Williams is a Wulli Wulli woman from Eidsvold in Queensland. She commenced with Downer as an administrative trainee at Cracow in December 2004 and in May 2006 was appointed to the position of Site Clerk.  After a couple of years, she applied for an Internal Compliance Auditor position in Head Office.  She was successful and transferred from Cracow to Head Office in August 2008 where she conducted audits on Plant, Project Management, Human Resources and Commercial not only in the mining division but also with Processing, Blasting and Otraco. After taking a break from working and spending time with her daughter, Celeste is now back at Cracow working as a Site Clerk. Celeste describes her journey:  ... More...

23 May @ 02:12 Add your comment

Doonside Technology High School hosts visit from NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli

New South Wales Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli and Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly joined a group of students Doonside Technology High School (DTHS) at a Work Readiness Workshop. “A resume is all about selling yourself,” said Minister Piccoli as he worked with students who were compiling their skills and experiences of work.  “Babysitting – that shows responsibility,’ he said as he encouraged students think of their transferable skills.  The workshops, facilitated in partnership with Pure Insights, Extra Staff and GenerationOne meet the needs of students and the school.   ... More...

14 May @ 03:55 Add your comment

GrainCorp – Harvesting Indigenous Employment Opportunities

Agriculture has long been described as the back-bone of the Australian economy. GrainCorp, one of Australia’s largest grain companies has not only focused on the supply chain services of grain production including harvesting, storage, logistics, malt production and export sales.    Since 2011 it has been building employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians across its business.   Peter Adams from Collarenebri has worked at GrainCorp for the past 3 years in various roles.   “I was on tarps, which is putting the tarps on to cover up the wheat and sewing the tarps together; that was my first job. I went from there onto the lobsters, they throw the wheat and make it into stacks,” he said.   ... More...

03 May @ 11:23 Add your comment