Good News for job seekers in Tennant Creek

Rise-Ngurratjuta opens offices in Tennant Creek on 1 July, providing Community Development Program (CDP) services to boost employment and education opportunities for job seekers in the South East Barkley Area.

Rise-Ngurratjuta is a joint venture partnership between Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation and RISE Ventures that provides employment and training services to the three communities of Mutitjulu, Kaltukatjara and Imanpa.

Rise-Ngurratjuta assists in local enterprise development and engages with youth to develop future leadership and is looking to ensure young people are particularly supported through the program so they have access to training and sustainable employment.

Cameron Miller, CEO of Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation stated, “We are looking to explore all possible opportunities in the Barkly Regions to improve employment outcomes for job seekers, as the region has important sectors we can work with to improve economic engagement and opportunity for communities and individuals alike.”

RISE Ventures CEO Michael Hobday said RISE will continue to work with individuals, communities and local employers towards a strategy that puts Indigenous people and communities at the heart of its operations. “Our goal is to deliver better opportunities for remote job-seekers and foster stronger economic and social outcomes for people living in remote Australia,” Mr Hobday said.

The joint venture is looking to develop a close relationship with the Barkly Council and local community groups.

Tennant Creek is a region rich with history, culture and great activity for tourists. It is also occupied by some of Australia’s premier outback cattle stations and the region is also home to spectacular natural wonders and wildlife.

The CDP is an Australian Government initiative and is administered by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. It is an essential part of the Australian Government’s agenda for increasing employment and breaking the cycle of welfare dependency.

For comment or further information please contact:

Rise- Ngurratjuta  – Paul Buswell – 0418 945 752 | Email: [email protected] |