East Arnhem Regional Council today launched the 2016 - 2020 Learning Strategy, reflecting Council’s strong commitment to the ongoing skills development of its workforce and to providing career pathways for its employees.
Also announced was an exciting new working partnership with not-for-profit social enterprise, Infoxchange, in an effort to improve digital literacy of Indigenous people and enable increased access to education and training.
The four year strategy focuses on developing a highly skilled Council workforce, preparing people for employment and future careers with Council and the development of communities and businesses across East Arnhem Land.
The Strategy outlines a series key targets to be achieved by 2020 including:
- Employ more than 70% Indigenous people
- Provide training for 100% of employees every year
- Provide opportunity to develop the internet skills of 1000 Indigenous people
- Assist 10% Indigenous businesses to develop their online business
- Facilitate broadband Internet connectivity for all EARC communities and provide individual connections for 1000 Indigenous people
Today's event took place in East Arnhem's beautiful coastal community of Yirrkala, with a bunggul conducted by Rirratjingu TOs, followed by the official launch and signing of the partnership agreement at the Buku-Larrngay Mulka Art Centre. View the Strategy here.