Joshua Coulson – Impacting the Community in a Positive Way

Joshua Coulson is a 3rd year horticultural parks and gardens apprentice with WPC Group, working with long term partner Naturform throughout Melbourne’s western and northern suburbs. Josh’s aboriginal heritage is Palawa, from Evandale in Tasmania. His outstanding efforts to date with community, schooling and career saw him named as a finalist at the 2019 Apprentice Employer Network (AEN) awards event held at the Victorian Parliament House for Indigenous Student of the Year. Below, Josh openly Read more…

More Than Anybody Could Ever Imagine

A Shake-a-Leg Q&A with WPC Group trainee Chloe McDonald. Read about her journey as a Business Trainee with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), and where this has now taken her career. • What are your career and study achievements? I completed my secondary schooling at Nathalia Secondary College. I subsequently obtained a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Food Hygiene Certificates. I recently completed a Certificate III in Business through a Read more…

‘Top Honours to Inspirational Traineeship Graduate’ – Government House, Victoria

Shake a Leg trainee Kayleigh Gallagher, has won the ‘2019 Inspiration Award – Indigenous Student of the Year’ at the AEN Awards, held at Government House December 6, 2019. This newly added award category recognises the achievements of Victorian indigenous apprentices and trainees and their committment to their communities. Kayleigh completed her business traineeship at The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). DELWP’s Aboriginal Employment Plan outlines its aim to grow its own Read more…

‘Brandon Smith inspires students during career bootcamp’ – Melbourne Storm, News

Melbourne Storm utility Brandon Smith inspired 22 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students when he spoke about sacrifice, hard work and commitment during a two-day career bootcamp as part of the NRL School to Work program last month. Smith spoke to the group about leaving his hometown in Waiheke Island, New Zealand and moving to Australia to follow his dream – playing rugby league at the highest level. Melbourne Demons players Jeff Garlett and Toby Read more…

“Amazing experience” for school based trainees

Today at Western Health, four young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women celebrated completing their Shake a Leg school-based business traineeships.   Over the past year, Phoebe Amedovski, Allira McAuley-Dryden, Riah Morgan and Lucy Vicendese have worked towards gaining a Certificate III in Business while also completing their secondary school studies.  The young women did work placement with Western Health for one day per week, across a range of departments, including the Aboriginal Health Unit, Read more…