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towards providing opportunities for community groups to gain skills so that they can be usefully employed or earn an income through the production and sale of products. DEET has supported various training programs at YALC for the last few years in areas such as in building and construction, painting and textile/ fi bre work. In January 2006, DEET is providing more than $20 000 for YALC community members to gain skills to produce paintings, drawings and prints that can be sold in Alice Springs or elsewhere in Australia. Hidden Valley, Alice Springs Art training Hidden Valley is another town camp in Alice Springs that has taken the initiative to provide useful and profi table activity for its residents, while at the same time, subsidising or providing an income. In 2006, DEET is providing funding to Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education to provide art training for women at Hidden Valley camp. The products from this training will be sold in Alice Springs and to interstate retailers. Titjikala Gunya Titjikala Tourism training After just over a year of operation, Gunya Titjikala tourism has become well known in Australia and overseas as an exciting Indigenous tourist adventure and experience. Gunya Titjikala is a joint venture between Titjikala community and Gunya Tourism Pty Ltd. DEET supported this initiative from its beginnings by providing funds for training in various Training News from Around the Territory Alice Springs Tangentyere Council Vehicle and Machinery Training The Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET), Employment & Training Division (E&T), continues to assist and support people on CDEP, part time or voluntary work to be trained to take up full time employment. During 2005, DEET provided funding of over $63 000 to train more than sixty Tangentyere Council workers in the operation of various types of vehicle and machinery. In January 2006, DEET is funding training for fi fty-eight Tangentyere Council workers in a range of vehicle and machinery training, including C Class licensing, light rigid, backhoe loader, skid steer and excavator operations. $50 000 is being provided through the Registered Training Organisation, Ian Cuthbert and Mark Butler, to deliver the training. Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre, Alice Springs Paintings, Drawings, Prints Indigenous employment and training is a key focus of the NT Governments Workforce Employment & Training Strategy. The main agency responsible for actioning this strategy is DEET through the Employment and Training Division. There are more than ten town camps in Alice Springs, home to several hundred Indigenous families and also offering a large potential source of personnel that could be utilised for employment. Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre (YALC) is one of various organisations in Alice Springs that works 12