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The Northern Territory news Wed 29 Aug 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Wed 29 Aug 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-08-29

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/241941

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/613309

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www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, August 29, 2012. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:29-AGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 1 0 3 4 0 0 4 ADVERTISEMENT NEC Australia sees fi rst hand the social and economic benefi ts gained by investing in training and development of local staff. Reece Simounds, Steven Dawson, Brett Perry and Damon Court have joined NECs traineeship program to gain a nationally recognised qualifi cation in ICT. The practical on-the-job work experience they are receiving, combined with the structured training of their coursework, is giving these young Territorians the qualifi cations and the skills they need to excel in their careers. Our training and employments programs play a valuable role in providing young people in the NT with a range of work readiness skills and competencies to support their entry into the ICT industry. says Damien Charles, NEC Account Director, NT Government Desktop and Server Services. We are also very committed to improving indigenous representation in the NTs ICT industry through a targeted traineeship program. We fi nd that many young indigenous people initially dont see ICT as a viable career pathway. They have very few role models within the industry to inspire them. NEC Australia is fortunate in having a number of indigenous ICT professionals already working in our businesses in the NT, so when new trainees come on-board and they see that one of our senior managers is indigenous, and others are achieving success in supervisory roles or in technical fi elds, it gives them something to aim for. One of the keys to the success of NECs ICT training program is to link the training to real jobs. On the completion of the ICT Traineeship each participant is guaranteed permanent employment at NEC. NECs commitment is further demonstrated by having a dedicated Trainee Liaison Offi cer on staff. We understood from the beginning that we needed to focus a lot of attention on supporting trainees from beginning to end to achieve successful outcomes for both the trainees and NEC, says Damien. Our dedicated Trainee Liaison Offi cer provides a link between trainees, families, supervisors, schools and university, and also supports their transition from training to employment. Reece, Steven, Brett and Damons traineeship with NEC Australia gives them a solid base to secure permanent jobs and grow a successful IT career from. They can also take pride in the fact that they are leading the way for young indigenous people in the fi eld of information and communication technology in the NT. About NEC Australia NEC Australia, one of Australias leading technology companies, has acquired CSGs Technology Solutions business and is now the largest ICT employer in the Northern Territory with over 240 staff. The company delivers a complete portfolio of technology solutions and services to a wide range of enterprise and government customers, across multiple industries. NEC Australia helps customers gain better business value from their ICT investments. Reece Simounds, Steven Dawson, Brett Perry, Damon Court and Damien Charles NEC Account Manager NEC Australia Supporting local trainees and building a stronger ICT Industry in the NT ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Stabs croc to save mate Rupa Manimua is nominated for an award for his bravery saving his workmate from a crocodile attack Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI By NICOLE MILLS Wesort of pulled him into the dingy but the crocwas still attached to his head A DARWIN man who pulled his mates head from a crocs jaw before stabbing the saltie in the eye with a screwdriver has spoken publically about the horrific ordeal. Rupa Manimua, 36, was trepang-diving in Knocker Bay, about 180km northeast of Darwin, when one of his colleagues was viciously attacked. He said the croc clamped down on his head and started a death roll leaving him with just seconds to save the mans life. The croc just . . . popped up about a metre away from him and grabbed him on the head, he said. We sort of pulled him into the dingy but the croc was still attached to his head. We were trying to drag him up but the croc wouldnt let go. He wanted to drag him into the water. Mr Manimua said he acted on instinct when he grabbed a 30cm screwdriver and stabbed the 2 to 3m long croc in the eye. As soon as I went for his eye he let go, he said. The croc sank under the water for a few seconds but before they had a chance to get their injured colleague into the boat the beast jumped up and grabbed him on the arm. Mr Manimua had to stab the saltie three times before it left them alone. The injured man was then taken to a bigger boat where collegues dressed his wounds and called the Black Point Rangers who called for a Careflight helicopter. The attack happened about 10am on May 2010 but it was 5pm before the victim reached Royal Darwin Hospital. He had a broken jaw and puncture wounds all over his head and face. Mr Manimua has been awarded with the Commendation for Brave Conduct one of the GovernorGenerals Australian Bravery Awards. He said he was surprised to hear about the award.


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