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Indigenous Employment Target Current achievement 29% 20% November 2011 Aboriginal apprentices in Alice Springs will be given the chance to be awarded one of four $1000 scholarships from Territory Alliance, which has been delivering housing works in Alice Springs town camps as part of the Australian and Northern Territory governments Alice Springs Transformation Plan. The scholarships will be administered by the Master Builders Association and awarded each year for the next four years. The money will go towards apprenticeship costs such as tools, travel and accommodation. Territory Alliance has been working in Alice Springs for the past two years. During this time, the Alliance has employed 62 Indigenous workers, placed another 27 with subcontractors and worked closely with organisations such as Ingkerreke Outstation Resources and Tangentyere Council. Eight young people were also recruited through a partnership agreement with the Clontarf Foundation. Career plans were developed for these workers who received training in either construction, carpentry, plumbing or civil construction. By providing a supportive work environment, the right training and a workplace mentor, there is now a local pool of people who have a good work ethic and the skills to go on to trade jobs in their home town of Alice Springs. Territory Alliance is proud of the workers achievements, they are proud and, above all, people in the town camps are proud to see many of their own friends and releatives building quality new houses that will change their quality of life. Scholarships up for grabs in Alice Springs Wadeye - the Territorys gardening gem The Minister for Public and Affordable Housing Dr Chris Burns visited Wadeye on Thursday 3 November 2011 to present awards and prizes for the 2011 public housing garden competition. Wadeye proved to be the Territorys number one greenthumb community with 27 entries received in this years competition. View media release www.nt.gov.au/remotehousing | 2 working together to help make communities safer and healthier Creating jobs There are more than 200 Indigenous people employed across the Territory in the delivery of the Australian and Northern Territory governments construction program for remote public housing. Sustainable employment and training outcomes for Indigenous people are a key priority of this program. A target of 20 per cent Indigenous employment has been set and this is being exceeded with a current achievement of 29 per cent across the program. Phillip Janima and Raymond Doolan with their certifi cate of acknowledgement for the work they helped deliver in Alice Springs town camps http://www.newsroom.nt.gov.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewRelease&id=8838&d=5
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