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Transport and logistics provider, Linfox, recently hauled a specialised caravan to the Northern Territory to support the remote Wugularr Aboriginal School as part of an initiative to promote job growth.
Named the ‘Caravan of Goodwill’, the caravan was designed to provide much needed accommodation for Allied Health professionals, teachers and other professionals visiting the remote school.
“The caravan rebuild is the biggest project that Envision Employment has undertaken under the Work for the Dole scheme,” said Sean Teer, Envision Employment Director.
“The project was led by a highly skilled supervisor who trained and mentored job seekers in the required trade skills, developed their confidence in their existing skills and improved their job readiness.”
According to Linfox, the Caravan of Goodwill project combines two things that the company is passionate about – job creation and opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
“Linfox operates several employment programs that provide training and career pathways for young people and Indigenous Australians,” said Linfox CEO, Annette Carey.
“We also provide regular in-kind support to people living in remote communities who benefit from our national logistics network,” said Annette.
“The Linfox Ready Program for example supports Indigenous Australians with training and mentoring. Those who successfully complete the four week pre-employment training are guaranteed permanent full time employment.
“This is just one of the ways Linfox is dedicated to creating job opportunities, particularly for those who may be vulnerable or need additional support.”
The Work for the Dole participants were sponsored by not-for-profit employment service, Job Prospects and the Australian Government Department of Employment.
Photo: Linfox CEO, Annette Carey; Linfox National Indigenous Manager, Seona James; with Wugularr Aboriginal School students.
John Prezioso, Director of Prezioso Transport, built his successful transport company by not shying away from driving trucks and getting his hands dirty in the workshop. With a hands-on attitude and approachable leadership style, he has cultivated a work philosophy based on mutual respect.