3rd Sep 2012

Learning is Lifelong at Congress

Celebrated nationally each year, Adult Learners’ Week provides an opportunity to celebrate, promote and highlight the value of all forms of adult learning in the community.

This week Central Australian Aboriginal Congress will launch a new project to establish career paths in community services and primary health care. The Careers at Congress project is funded through the NT Department of Business and Employment’s Indigenous Training for Employment Program (ITEP).

Careers at Congress will highlight the many different options for training and career development, including recognition of prior learning and workplace training and assessment.

Participants can develop a professional profile and update their CV, as well as learn about recruitment processes.  Workshops will include sessions on goal setting, and inspirational speakers will describe their journey to a successful career.

“Information sessions and basic training will take place in a supportive setting,” said Congress’ Training Coordinator Raewyn Kavanagh. 

“We hope that this will encourage job seekers to ‘come and try’, and to think about their training and work goals in relation to real opportunities that are available.”

Congress welcomes enquiries from individuals, employment agencies, training organisations and schools.