Business Owners & Supply Chains
JobTrail will work with identified businesses and individuals over an extended period of time and we will be heavily invested in their futures. Employment Opportunities during training will be provided in the first instance with JobTrail and with JobTrail’s contract supply chain. Selected businesses that can provide an environment for training not within the scope of JobTrail or it’s supply chain will be invited to join the program.
It is recognised that not all successful professionals will then aspire to own their own business but for those who do;
Further education around business management responsibilities
Assistance with business plans
Assistance in negotiation of Seed capital when appropriate and at the appropriate time
Provision of Advisory Board Services to the business
JobTrail will also work with Identified early-stage indigenous businesses to provide mentoring and expert support, we will assist with:
Financial Planning and disciplines
Operational Control Advice
Structuring and selection of long term advice panel members
JobTrail can assist employers from any industry to find and gain access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates. We can offer skilled or entry level employees on a temporary, contract or permanent basis across a range of role classifications and types.
JobTrail partners with a number of Registered Training Organisation depending on location. We can employ trainees under a formally registered training agreement and place them with our clients who act as the host employer. The trainees will gain skills and experience during practical, on-the-job training. During the placement, all support services are provided to the employee to give them the best chances of completion.
Nationally Accredited Qualifications
All of the training that is provided through JobTrail’s programs is done in combination with real practical work. This results in a nationally recognised qualification for the participant. We partner with Registered Training Organisations that have the required programs on scope and proven experience and resources in that area.
One of our most successful programs is the Murri’s in the Mines program which delivered either a Certificate II or III in Surface Extraction Operations to over 50 participants.
School Based Trainees
School based traineeships provide a great opportunity for students to gain work experience and complete a nationally accredited qualification whilst undertaking their secondary school studies. The workplace skills and confidence they gain during their school-based traineeship provide a solid foundation for any career. Employers can make a real difference by motivating young people to work towards their future goals and giving them realistic exposure to their chosen industry or sector
Our mentoring programs offer a great opportunity to develop skills, share knowledge, encourage the formation of networks and work together towards future goals. Our approach recognises that many Aboriginal people live and work between cross-cultural or multicultural lifestyles and that they may need to be assisted by culturally sensitive mentors. All our Aboriginal mentors are recognised and accepted by the local Aboriginal community.
JobTrail can create individualised programs to suit each employer’s specific needs relating to their involvement with Aboriginal peoples and communities. We provide consultation and strategic advice on Reconciliation Action Plans, Aboriginal employment strategies and Aboriginal programs and initiatives at your organisation. We can help you realise the commercial and community potential of Indigenous businesses, projects and policies.
Cross Cultural Awareness Training
This training will provide you with the ability to communicate effectively and with some knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture and society. Cross-Cultural Awareness is about challenging people’s attitudes and mindsets on the way they think and do things in a Cross-Cultural environment. It is focused on educating organisations to improve service delivery and better engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Staff are more likely to understand the benefits of diversity if they are trained in cross-cultural awareness and appreciation. If the budget cannot stretch to training all staff, start with Indigenous program decisionmakers, people managers and supervisors and then add to induction training for new staff. Companies with cross-cultural training have better recruitment results and improved retention, so these benefits should be included in the business case to offset training costs.
Training should be part of broader diversity awareness and should not leave staff feeling blamed, exposed or guilty. Incorporating the training into inductions, and training existing staff, is a good way to make awareness and acceptance part of company culture.