Whyalla Indigenous Pre-Employment program provides real employment opportunities
Carey Training, in partnership with another 100% Aboriginal owned and operated company, Zancott Recruitment who have an office in Whyalla, recently completed a Civil Construction pre-employment training program in Whyalla. The program was designed in consultation with Zancott and Bis, a leading provider of specialised production services to the resources sector. Bis, who has been operating in the Whyalla region for over sixty years, provides haulage, crushing and screening, product management and train loading to the Whyalla site. The pre- employment training program was established to encourage more Indigenous workers, particularly women, to participate in the Civil Construction and Heavy Engineering sectors in Whyalla and was funded under the SA Governments Skilling South Australia Projects program.
The program provided five women and five men the opportunity to successfully complete an eleven- week intensive training and work hardening program which has resulted in all participants receiving a Certificate II in Civil Construction.
The big news for the participants was issued by Bis’ General Manager – Mining Services South East, Hayden Shepherd, who on Wednesday 19th June confirmed that Bis would be offering employment to all ten successful participants, through Zancott Recruitment, with intakes commencing in July.
Zancott Recruitment National Manager, David Couzner, says “this is an outstanding outcome for the program, participants, Bis, Carey Training, the South Australian Government and Zancott Recruitment. The participants have been rewarded with employment due to their dedication and commitment to the program’s values and requirements. They should be proud of their achievements and are viewed as strong community role models.”
Bis General Manager, Hayden Shepherd, said “at Bis we believe a diverse workforce is a strong workforce, and we foster an inclusive culture which embraces difference. We are proud to be involved in this important pre-employment training program and look forward to welcoming the ten new employees to our team here in Whyalla, to help deliver strong outcomes for our customer.”
Carey Training CEO, Paul Brock, said it was a tribute to the participants’ efforts over the duration of the course that enabled such a magnificent employment outcome and the collaboration between all stakeholders, including Carey Training, Zancott Recruitment, Bis and the State Government was integral to the final result.
For further information, contact Paul Brock, CEO Carey Training at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0409 225 394