Trainees create new community space open in Willagee

11 December 2018

Congratulations to eight young Aboriginal men who have completed an 8 week Civil Construction course with Carey Training. Their hard work and on the job training has resulted in the creation of a great new community space in Willagee.

In partnership with the Department of Education and City of Melville, Carey Training have been facilitating an 8 week Cert II in Civil Construction course for disengaged indigenous youth. Mayor Russel Aubrey, Councillors Wheatland and Phelan, City of Melville staff and officers from the Department of Education joined staff from Carey Training in celebrating the achievement of these young men.

Part of the 8 week course involved trainees giving back to the community as they learn on the job. They created a yarning circle with block seating and paths, all designed with a focus on coming together. Aboriginal Elder Neville Collard named the site in its traditional Aboriginal name, “Wilgee Mia,” which was named so after the Ochre that the area is famous for.

Carey Trainer Joe Sara worked very hard with the students teaching them skills needed for the workforce and now the community will benefit from the Karleep (yarning circle) that the students have built.

What is Carey Training?

Carey Training Pty Ltd is an Aboriginal owned and operated Registered Training Organisation dedicated to providing opportunities for training, employment and upskilling.

Find out more about Carey Training.