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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Details:

Title

ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Volume

2012-2027

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254602

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/529654

Page content

ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 8. Goal D: Strengthen Community Capacity 103 Substance misuse Low literacy levels Creating sustainable employment is believed to be the best way to ending disadvantage and the reliance on long-term welfare that is crippling communities. Pathways to sustainable employment need to be created for individuals through education and training that is directly tied to real jobs. These jobs need have direct benefits for individuals, families and the community as a whole. With the current high unemployment level on Groote Eylandt, it is clear that the Anindilyakwa people need an employment strategy which addresses the barriers and increases the number of people taking up employment. The employment strategy will help build the local economy, affirm Indigenous identity and provide meaningful occupations for the next generation to replicate. The employment strategy will need to be holistic and must also address the transition from school to work. Building the skills for a workforce of the future requires focused and dedicated attention. Many, if not most, young people in community will go to school on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island and will continue to live in their hometown into their adulthood and beyond. Young people who are starting out in the education system in 2012 will be at employment age during the last years of achieving this strategic plan. It is possible and necessary to build clear pathways of employment, facilitate better understanding and exposure to the possible areas of economic participation, and provide workforce capacity development for people on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island. Since it will take some time to build the skills for the future to lower unemployment, the strategy needs to provide short, medium and long-term actions. The community needs to support change both now and for future generations. This will be fundamental to achieving a positive future. There is no single solution to re-engage jobseekers and thus the employment strategy must be broad and inter-generational. The two diagrams below provide a framework on which to develop the employment strategy. The first diagram below provides an overview of employment choices that will be available by 2027 for Anindilyakwa people. It outlines some of the main economic opportunities, building on the strengths of Anindilyakwa people, in the areas of land and sea management and enterprise development, cultural enterprises, arts, aged care and sports. The second diagram outlines the program and activities along the two main streams of essential service delivery and culture-based enterprises along the development stages from early childhood, schooling, training and employment.


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