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PCYC committed to increasing the employment rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Published: November 29, 2022 4:43pm

A study conducted by the Minderoo Foundation earlier this year found the mean Indigenous employment rate in Australia across surveyed employers was 2.2 per cent, ranging from 0.17% to 10.9%, with only two of the 42 employers falling into the highest-performing category in this Index.

At PCYC, we’re committed to improving opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and are proud to share that over 11% of our employees are First Nations people.

Many of the children and young people who come to PCYC are Aboriginal and it is crucial that they have role models, leaders and a support network that they share a cultural connection with.

An example being Roebourne PCYC, where young people are regularly taken on country with Youth Workers and Elders to learn about bush food, bush medicine, the local wildlife, skin groups and how these are connected to their culture. They have yarning time as they sit by the river where the local traditional owners tell stories and teach them words from the local Ngarluma language.

These opportunities for sharing knowledge, culture and connection are just one reason why PCYC is grateful to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are committed to supporting and developing the children who attend our programs.

Roebourne PCYC
Roebourne PCYC.