Indigenous Programs

CIS delivers a range of youth and social intervention programmes

Program 1: Aboriginal Work Readiness Program (AWRP)

Strategic Objective

To provide the life skills, motivation, learning, training and vocational options that will allow disadvantaged  young  people to confidently and successfully establish their place within and contribute to society

Program 2: Youth Development Program (YDP)

Strategic Objective

To provide the life skills, motivation, learning, training and vocational options that will allow youths at risk to confidently and successfully establish their place within, and contribute to, society.

Program 3: Fresh start program (FSP)

Youth Justice Initiative, this program contributes to the reduction of Youth offending by providing an alternative to youth imprisonment via a variety of opportunity orientated programmes based on current research and best practice.

How does education solve unemployment and social issues within indigenous communities?

Indigenous employment in Australia

The employment gap between indigenous and nonindigenous Australians remains high despite the establishment of the “Close the Gap” framework in 2008.

A gap in employment opportunities between indigenous and nonindigenous Australians still exists:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait people make about 3% of the total Australian population with an estimated number of 761,300
  • The average rate of unemployment among the indigenous Australians was 16%, significantly higher than that of nonindigenous people
  • The gap between the two groups in labour force was 55% and 65% in favour of nonindigenous Australians
  • Nonindigenous Australians were 1.4 times more likely to be employed compared to Indigenous Australians

Education plays a significant role in employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples

  • Unemployment gap between the two groups is reflected in the rates of educational attainment that also favours nonindigenous citizens
  • Improvement in education achievement yields better outcomes and higher rates of employment
  • With enhanced rates of employment, indigenous Australians are given more freedom to explore opportunities within their main regions and nationally, and the outcome is improved livelihood

CIS’s Indigenous Employment Program

Our program is a three-way handshake between the indigenous communities, corporates entities and the team of CIS. It involves working on two levels:

Education

The positive effects of education are numerous and can impact entire communities. Our programs are tailor-made and designed by specialists to improve educational outcomes, build self-esteem and develop career opportunities.

Training

Our indigenous employment program is based on the pillars of education and vocational training. With comprehensive programs, young community members acquire foundational skills and training to prepare for the Australian job market.

Indigenous Programs

Criteria for indigenous members eligible for assistance:

  • Experiencing financial and/or personal hardship.
  • At risk of engagement in or already be engaged with the Youth Justice system.
  • Currently experience hardship or lack of employment?

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