The Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society. We continue to attend Clontarf employment forums and spend time talking with the students about their career aspirations. We have placed many of the students into work and collaborate with Clontarf to mentor them through into the workforce.
Our partnership has now evolved to a position where we are working towards collaborative solutions regarding common barriers to employment i.e. holding no driver’s license due to the inability to reach required hours as a result of access to vehicles and instructors. For the primary school students, we engage with them by talking about potential school-based traineeships or by attending some of the academies and spending time with the students to help them grow and learn. We have made our facilities available to allow them to come and visit a workplace and discuss their experiences with our staff.