REDI.E is excited to welcome a new staff member this month - William Middleton, who will be working as a Case Manager in the Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTEC) team.
Will has an extensive background in civil construction and maintenance. He has most recently been working in hotel and hospitality management.
He commenced his position as VTEC Case Manager with us early this month and we are already getting fantastic feedback about his work!
Will has a passion for working with Indigenous people and their families, with a strong focus on helping clients gain employment in and around our local area especially places like Narromine and Wellington.
Will has already helped some clients gain employment in the fields of Administration and Meat Processing in his short time at REDI.E. By holding group sessions at Joblink Plus and Sureway in Wellington Will has helped clients apply for labouring positions based in Wellington.
“Education and employment are paramount in breaking the cycle,” he said.
“I am really excited to be working in these communities, with the people and organisations that live in them.”
Will has already started to build positive relationships with Narromine and Wellington LALC, Narromine High School, Job link Plus in Dubbo, Wellington and Narromine and Sureway in Wellington.
These relationships will be vital as time goes by in gaining employment for Indigenous people in these communities.
“Community engagement activities and attending expos is an ideal way to network and build awareness around REDI.E’s delivery of the VTEC program,” he said.
Will attended events at Break Thru, South Dubbo High School, North Dubbo Public School and Nanima Mission near Wellington, to help celebrate NAIDOC activities.
VTEC is an Australian Government initiative which offers guaranteed jobs to Indigenous job seekers, provided that they complete the training requirements as specified by the employer.
If there are businesses who have identified potential job seekers, please get in contact with REDI,E to see how we can help. Call the office on 1800 035 721..
This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.