Joseph Anderson- Apprentice Electrician-Connex Solutions

Joseph Anderson is from the Warlpiri Warramunga tribe located in the Northern Territory and by mid-2016 he will be a qualified electrician, having completed all of the requirements of his apprenticeship.  Joe is currently employed by Connex Solutions of Panorama located less than 10km south of Adelaide’s CBD. “It took a while before I was able to attain an apprenticeship. I applied for so many jobs with no luck, but it finally worked out after being referred to Connex Solutions and being of...

Myles McIntee-Apprentice Linesman

Myles is employed as a 2nd year Apprentice Linesman with SA Power Networks at Elizabeth and is currently supported by the Department of State Development through the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program. Learning Achievements Myles is a self-motivated young Aboriginal man with a varied learning pathway that in 2014 finally saw him undertake Certificate 3 in Powerline Distribution as part of his four year apprenticeship. Myles’ learning pathway began five years previously when at fifteen y...

Mitchell Cummins – Certificate III in Engineering, Metal Fabrication.

  In January 2016, Mitchell Cummins a young Arabana and Dieri man who grew up in the small town of Leigh Creek in the states Far North will commence the final year of his apprenticeship. With only a few modules left to complete his Certificate III in Engineering – Metal Fabrication Mitchell will soon be a qualified tradesman. He has come a long way since leaving Leigh Creek Area School half way through year 12 a few years ago. In pursuit of starting a career in the engineering industry...

Australia’s 30th Indigenous Accountant!

Indigenous Accountants Australia Media Release Indigenous accountant Gresham Congoo is the 30th Indigenous Australian to receive a professional accounting designation, after obtaining membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. [caption id="attachment_2072" align="alignnone" width="200"] Australia's 30th Indigenous Accountant[/caption] Gresham’s mob is from Birri, in Bowen, Queensland, and he grew up in Townsville. He started his accounting career at PwC Townsville ...

Jasmine Miller: Crossways Lutheran School, Ceduna

I am Jasmine Miller, a 22 year old Wirangu Woman for Ceduna, South Australia. I was born and raised Ceduna and have long held aspirations to be a teacher in my home town. I completed year 12 at Immanuel College in Adelaide before returning home to undertake University Studies with the Charles Darwin University via external studies. After one year of University I lost motivation and deferred. After being away from study for one year I then found my desire again to be a teacher and re kindled m...

Jyrah Miller: Del Giornos Restaurant, Port Lincoln

I am 19 years of age and I live and work in Port Lincoln, South Australia. I am currently employed as an Apprentice Chef with Del Giornos Restaurant, Tasman Tce in Port Lincoln. I am in my 3rd year with another 12 months left before I am a qualified Chef. I am currently completing my Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery. I totally enjoy working at Del Giornos and the owner/ manager, Mr Kris Bunder is very supportive to my role. I have also received tremendous support from the Aboriginal Appren...

Greg Owen: Tatiara Truck and Trailers, Bordertown

Greg Owen's successful employment journey began in May 2012 when key workers at his school helped to find him an opportunity with Tatiara Truck and Trailers in Bordertown. He began washing trailers for the local employer and his work ethic was rewarded with the offer of a trailer technician apprenticeship (due to complete in May 2016). In 2013 Greg won the ‘Overall Most Improved Automotive Apprentice’ at the South East Apprentice Awards held in Mount Gambier. The award is a huge ac...

Matthew McDonald: Adelaide Sign Design, Green Fields

Two apprenticeships and soon a Bachelor of Computer Science is the story so far for Graphic Designer – Matthew McDonald. Shortly after finishing high school, Matthew found his passion at 20 years of age when he first started working at Adelaide Sign Design, based at Green Fields in 2006. The core of his work is designing and printing signs and stickers for buildings, cars, vans and trucks and the business currently services up to 600 customers all year round. Matthew even has his own client...