4 July 2024

Job Pathways launches partnership with local organisation Blak Tapas

There is nothing like learning on the job.

Job Pathways has partnered with local Kununurra businesswoman Temali Howard to create a workforce incubator at her business Blak Tapas. A workforce incubator is an existing business that, in partnership with Job Pathways, provides experiential learning, work experience, training and eventually employment opportunities for our jobseekers.

Experiential learning – learning by doing – is an effective way to not only transmit ‘hard’ skills to participants but also build the ‘soft’ skills that are necessary for ongoing employment such as punctuality, completing a job interview and developing customer service skills. More importantly, it provides the catalyst for further involvement in the labour market by imbuing participants with a sense of self-worth, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the joy of being part of a team.

We are very excited by this project, and further opportunities for the creation of workforce incubators throughout our communities. Capacity-building Aboriginal entrepreneurs to create pathways to employment for Aboriginal jobseekers is an exciting way Job Pathways is creating economic and social development in the Kimberleys. Indeed, such is the buzz around this project that Laura and Temali were interviewed for an article for the National Indigenous Times.

Our Collaboration Deed with Blak Tapas includes funding for the following:

  • 15 Hospitality training participants
  • 10 Leadership training participants
  • Subsidised wages for 5 jobseekers
  • 1 Traineeship
  • Engagement of a consultant to provide business support, capacity-building and mentoring to Temali
  • Fit out of the cafe (where most activity will take place)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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