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Wagga Wagga Regional CEO for a Day Compeition

Jeremy Donovan visited Wagga Wagga last week to speak to group of Indigenous school kids and launch the first Regional CEO for a Day Compeition.... More...

05 March @ 12:54 Add your comment

CEO for a Day Winners

Without a dream there is no destination.... More...

30 October @ 08:42 Add your comment

Rise and shine, there’s lots to be done.

A day in the life of ANZ CEO Phil Chronican.... More...

16 October @ 01:05 Add your comment

AUSTRALIA’S CEO’s OFFER A LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY

GenerationOne and ten of its employer partners are giving all Indigenous people a chance at the top job for a day as part of a campaign launched to lift the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The CEO for a Day campaign is aimed at giving Indigenous people the hope and belief that they too can be a CEO, of any organisation, by offering the chance for ten Indigenous people to shadow ten high-powered CEOs.  ... More...

26 September @ 11:24 Add your comment

APPLY NOW to be a CEO FOR A DAY

GenerationOne and ten of its employer partners are giving all Indigenous people a chance at the top job for a day as part of a campaign launched to lift the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The CEO for a Day campaign is aimed at giving Indigenous people the hope and belief that they too can be a CEO, of any organisation, by offering the chance for ten Indigenous people to shadow ten high-powered CEOs. “Entries have started to come in already, and they are truly inspiring. We have had applications from young school students keen to finish school, University graduates looking for their big break, and those playing senior roles within the community already” said Jeremy Donovan, Development Director of GenerationOne. “The best par... More...

26 September @ 09:00 Add your comment

$45 million will go to providers, not GenerationOne

Statement regarding the incoming-Government's commitment of $45 million for Indigenous training and employment:  During the 2013 Federal election campaign, the Coalition committed to providing up to: "$45 million for the GenerationOne employment model so that training opportunities and guaranteed jobs can be provided for up to 5,000 unemployed Indigenous Australians under the Australian Employment Covenant".  In Mr Abbott’s comments during the policy announcement on the 17 of August 2013, he further clarified how the $45 million for the training places would be distributed by saying: “We are training for jobs, not training for training’s sake. They are not confined to any particular provider, they are simply available for training providers who are... More...

16 September @ 12:52 Add your comment

Indigenous Literacy Day today

It is a basic human right, to be able to read and write yet we know that it is a privilege that so many Indigenous live without. Still today the statistics show that only 1 in 5 children in remote communities can read at the national expected level.  While our culture has survived through our ability to share stories, so many go without the ability to read a story.   I have experienced first hand the struggles associated with literacy, and also know the freedom and pride that comes from being literate.   As an Indigenous Australian there is every opportunity to succeed in whatever it is you dare to dream, but it must start with the basic human right to read. GenerationOne supports and celebrates Indigenous Literacy Day because, like so many other org... More...

04 September @ 09:02 Add your comment

Father's Day 2013

In today’s society, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men must walk in both worlds, our role as men and as Fathers has never been harder. But it has never been more important either. As fathers and as men, we must embrace the life-changing power of education and employment, believe in our children’s dreams, protect and respect their Mums, and see our Aboriginality as an advantage not a disadvantage. Happy Father’s Day!  ... More...

31 August @ 11:34 Add your comment

GENERATIONONE WELCOMES 5,000 TRAINING PLACES FOR GUARANTEED JOBS

GENERATIONONE WELCOMES 5,000 TRAINING PLACES FOR GUARANTEED JOBS  GenerationOne has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott MP that, if elected, a Coalition Government will provide 5,000 training places for guaranteed jobs, and called on all political parties to unite to see an end to the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through employment.  The opportunity exists to fix welfare dependency and employment disparity for Indigenous Australians in a single generation through meaningful employment. In the largest single collaboration of Australian employers, 338 employers are working towards the shared goal of ending the disparity by committing 61,717 employment opportunities. To date, 15,628 jobs have been filled.&nbs... More...

19 August @ 12:27 Add your comment

Garma Festival - an unbreakable rock that stands against time

Very few people can stand on a stage, where English is not their first language, and share a message that is so profound that it moves the entire audience. I was privileged to witness this at the 2013 Garma Festival in Arnhem Land, when cultural leader Djawa Yunupingu stood up and delivered a keynote address that was rock solid.  This is fitting given that the translation of the word ‘Yunupingu’ means ‘Rock’ in the words of Djawa, ‘an unbreakable rock that stands against time’.  Photo: GenerationOne's Jeremy Donovan dancing Bungul at Garma 2013. Image courtesy of BushTV.  ... More...

19 August @ 12:05 Add your comment