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First steps for budding entrepreneurs in Brewarrina

Janayah Dennis, Sahara Warraweena, Bre LALC CEO John Reidy, and Kyah Moore at the ‘Tomorrow’s CEO’ tutorial. Absent were Gypsy Walker and Jarcinta Bennett. Photo TWH

Five budding entrepreneurs began their first steps into the corporate world when they signed on to take part in the ‘Tomorrow’s CEO’ program being run by the Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Lands Council. last week.

The program aims to give young people in Brewarrina the skills they need to transition from high school into the workforce.

Rather than offering training to just a few graduates, the ‘Tomorrow’s CEO’ approach is open to all school leavers, offering three hours paid work where participants learn the skills required to find employment.

The Department of Communities and Justice provided $50,000 to launch the innovative program for school leavers.

Last Thursday, five keen young people had their first day of training, learning the important skills required to begin looking at a career in business and administration.

Urayne Warraweena is one of the coordinators of the program and she said the girls showed great enthusiasm for the course and were keen to learn.

“We’d like to see more young people in Bre sign on to do the Tomorrow’s CEO program, which aims to give them the sort of skills they need to build a career,” Urayne said.

“For many young school leavers, the only opportunities they see are in the trades, but we want to give them the skills they need to work in administration or business.

“They’ll learn how to work in a professional environment, they’ll get basic business and admin skills, and the course will definitely let those young people who complete it to apply for jobs that will develop into careers.

“We haven’t had any boys sign up yet, but we are hoping that as we go along, they’ll see this as an opportunity to apply for jobs they may not have considered before.

“The five girls who are currently taking part are really keen and have shown a lot of ability and we look forward to seeing just what they can achieve,” Urayne said.

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