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contact with trawler fl eets will provide opportunities for employment and enterprise development in their communities. The program is a partnership between Darwin Correctional Centre and Seafood and Maritime Industries Training Ltd (SMIT). Fourteen participants graduated from the program in November 2005.(See separate article for more information). More details on this program follow in the story on the Deckhands Pilot Project. Taminmin High School Access to Becoming a Worker Program The Australians Working Together funds were used to provide access to the Darwin Skills Development Scheme (DSDS) Becoming a Worker program for ten Taminmin students with learning disabilities. Funding covered in-class tutorial support and assistance and the cost of transport to the DSDS class in Nightcliff. The program assisted students to get ready for work with a realistic view of their strengths and weaknesses and their potential. At least one student has already secured work as a result of participating in the program. Job Seeking Skills for Long-term Unemployed Refugees and Migrants Service providers to long-term unemployed migrants and refugees all agree that they need assistance to prepare for work in Australia. In this program, students learnt how to prepare job applications and resumes, while planning realistic career pathways for their new lives in Australia. During the program, they applied for real advertised jobs and undertook interviews. A number of students, through assistance from Job Network providers, took driving lessons and fi rst aid courses. A number also undertook numeracy, asset maintenance and citizenship programs after fi nishing the course. Eleven course participants have gained part-time or casual work as a result of their participation. Asset Maintenance Program for African Refugees This program was designed to provide a set of nationally recognised and accredited skills for entry to the cleaning industry for long-term unemployed refugees. The program forged partnerships between CDU, local employers and Government support agencies to provide refugees with recognised work skills and Australian work experience. Mentors from the African community supported students and facilitated assistance with childcare, transport, managing their offi cial appointments and preparation for work in an Australian workplace. Nineteen refugees have gained jobs and three are undertaking further study in other areas as a direct result of participating in the program. For further information on the Australians Working Together Grants Program, telephone Heather Lee, DEET Employment Strategy Unit, on 8901 1354 or email heather.lee@nt.gov.au. Deckhands Pilot Project The Deckhands Pilot Project was commenced in February 2005 and was successfully completed in September 2005. The course was delivered in partnership between Darwin Correctional Centre and Seafood and Maritime Industry Training (SMIT). 4