TRACKS IEP

With clients and projects in some of Australia’s most remote and culturally significant locations, Celotti Workforce is actively building strong bonds with local traditional owners and community groups.

We are committed to the communities in which we operate, and we encourage local workforce participation wherever possible.

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Training and employment opportunities for our indigenous candidates are offered through our TRACKS program (Training and Recruiting; giving Aboriginal Careers a Kick Start). TRACKS is a national employment initiative opening up real career opportunities for indigenous Australians, primarily in the building, infrastructure and resource sectors.

There are four key components making the TRACKS program a success:

  1. LOCAL COMMUNITY-BASED RECRUITMENT

We actively recruit local indigenous people in communities around which significant building, infrastructure and resource projects and operations are taking place. You’ll see our TRACKS team at local employment and careers fairs talking face-to-face with prospective candidates. Our jobs are advertised on community noticeboards and in local media publications. Recruiting locally delivers positive outcomes for candidates, communities and our clients.

  1. TRAINING THAT BENEFITS CLIENT & CANDIDATE

Our key training partner is an Aboriginal-owned and operated Registered Training Organisation. Through this partnership, we deliver a range of programs and courses that assist in getting our indigenous candidates work-ready for specific clients and projects.

In our planning we consider each individual’s background, existing skill-set, and work preferences. This ensures that training outcomes are culturally and individually appropriate, and valuable to both client and candidate.

Training offered through the TRACKS program includes:

  • Pre-employment programs: these are normally at Certificate II level, covering areas such as civil construction, general construction, resources and infrastructure; and can include foundation skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, planning and initiative, occupational health and safety, and work-life balance skills. Can also include language, literacy and numeracy training as needed.
  • Skills trainingdeveloping skills required for specific operational requirements or job roles. Examples are Plant Operator and HR/MR Truck Driver training/licencing, Traffic Management tickets, Land Management certifications and Leadership Development training.
  • Formal apprenticeships and traineeships: facilitated through our Group Training Provider.
  1. REAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As a labour hire and recruitment agency, we work with host-employer organisations who are equally committed to the advancement of aboriginal people though the provision of quality job opportunities and career progression. Our team are out in the field talking with new prospective host-employers on a daily basis; working to identify real employment opportunities that will be relevant, interesting and sustainable for our indigenous candidates.

  1. SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT & PARTNERS

Supported by local and federal government departments, partner organisations and industry programs, TRACKS is delivering genuine career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals. We are dedicated to maintaining our partnerships and funding streams in order to continue to facilitate the TRACKS program for the benefit of our candidates and our client organisations. Much of the funding we receive is transferable to our client organisations, and we strive to ensure that this continues in order to cement the longevity of the TRACKS program.

TRACKS Talent Pool at a glance  

(As at end December 2015)

  • Over 600 indigenous candidates with skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the building, infrastructure and resource sectors.
  • Primarily located in QLD and NT – metropolitan, regional and remote areas.
  • 15% are female indigenous candidates.
  • diverse range of skills covering: general labouring, environmental labouring, trades support, plant operators, crane operators, truck drivers, traffic controllers, cleaning/peggys, administration and project support, community/cultural liaison, qualified tradespeople – carpenters/ electricians/ mechanics/ fitters/ welders/ plasterers/ riggers, supervisors and much more.

2016 program initiatives

Road Maintenance Labourers – Regional/Remote NT

Suitably experienced local indigenous workers are sought by our top tier construction client for road maintenance projects throughout regional and remote parts of the Northern Territory. The driver for engaging with our TRACKS program is to recruit locally in order to minimise costs associated with transporting and accommodating FIFO workers from Darwin.

Machine Operators – Katherine, NT

A Katherine-based civil contracting company recently utilised our TRACKS program after many failed attempts at engaging suitably qualified local workers. We are assisting our client to upskill two indigenous locals in roller and loader machine operations. Upon successful completion, each will be placed on six-month labour hire assignments, with a view to transitioning to permanent employment.

Vegetation Management Workers – Surat Basin, QLD

Several local indigenous labourers were sought by our client in the Surat Basin QLD, for ongoing grounds maintenance and vegetation management works relating to the Coal Seam Gas sector. Suitable candidates have been identified and where necessary, are being upskilled in areas of chemical handling and weed control. Candidates will be placed on long-term labour-hire assignments with our client.

GET INVOLVED!

CANDIDATES >> Register your interest in joining the TRACKS program by completing a Candidate Registration Form. Be sure to select ‘yes’ to indicate you’re of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and you’ll automatically be added to our TRACKS talent pool.

EMPLOYERS >> Contact the TRACKS team to discuss how you can benefit from creating real employment and career opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

Call:            1300 235 688

Email:        tracks@celotti.com.au

 

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