The Kimberley’s next generation of Aboriginal leaders celebrated their graduation from the Yawuru Skillz Program yesterday in Broome.

Five students completed the transition to work program, run by Nyamba Buru Yawuru and made possible by a West Kimberley Community Grant from Water Corporation and Lions Club of Broome.  Graduates from the Yawuru Skillz Program

Nyamba Buru Yawuru Manager Community Development, Nini Mills, said participants achieved a Certificate 2 in Leadership as part of the 12-week intensive course.

“The Yawuru Skillz Program provides young Aboriginal people with pre-employment support, exposure to a broad range of career options and cultural and personal development courses,” said Ms Mills.

“I congratulate the participants for their achievements and look forward to seeing them use their new skills to positively contribute to our community.

“I thank our program partners; Water Corporation, Headspace, Red Cross and Goolarri Media for their valuable contribution.”

Water Corporation North West Regional Manager Rino Trolio, said the Yawuru Skillz Program was a great example of a successful community-led initiative that Water Corporation was very proud to support.

“The participants should be proud of their hard work and I congratulate everyone involved in making the program a success,’ Mr Trolio said.

Mr Trolio said Water Corporation was committed to fostering partnerships with Aboriginal communities to help with ongoing economic development and employment.

The next round of the West Kimberley Community Grants Scheme will be open for new applicants in early 2018.

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