NYFL EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING AND EDUCATION
NYFL provides a suite of employment and training programs that upskill, uplift and develop Ngarda-ngarli (Aboriginal People) from Roebourne and the surrounding Pilbara.
NYFL provides education and training support through its member services program, which supports members in pursuing their career and academic ambitions.
NYFL has delivered a unique and well-recognised Aboriginal employment and training program for over ten years. Every year, Roebourne people transition into meaningful, full time employment due to NYFL Employment and Training program.
WY EMPLOYMENT PROJECT
The Warrgamugardi Yirdiyabura (WY) Program is a unique, community-led approach to overcoming barriers to employment for Roebourne people.
Warrgamugardi Yirdiyabura means pathways to employment in local language.
The purpose of the program is to create and improve economic participation of Roebourne Aboriginal people in the area of work that they choose
The WY Program provides tailored employment and training opportunities for Roebourne Aboriginal People
65 Aboriginal people participated in the program in FY21
Over 18 trainees transitioned into full time substantive employment in 2022
The program is recognised as the most successful employment and training program in Ieramugadu (Roebourne), and likely the West Pilbara
NYFL works with ‘host’ employers across the region who take on WY Trainees in their workplace
NYFL subsidises salaries for up to 18 months until the ‘host’ employs the trainee in substantive role
Through NYFL, WY Trainees undertake certifications relevant to their field of choice
The program’s success is based on NYFL’s ‘wrap around’ approach for trainees. NYFL supports work-readiness, connects with families, provides mental health support through external providers, and provides bespoke accredited training in a culturally safe environment
Through the program, Roebourne people have found meaningful, full time employment in many vocational fields, including:
Rangers and Land Management
Photography and arts
Hair and Beauty
Journalism and media
Early Learning and Childcare