Women in Construction Open Day

On the 9th of June, our Indigenous Women in Construction (IWIC) course participants had a small open day with the job seekers from Manyallaluk, local school students and teachers. There are 11 women in the course, and with just four weeks to go, they were proud to show us their new machinery skills.

Aron from CFMEU started off with a safety talk for everyone on site. Then he told us about the different machines the women are using, before the ladies gave us a demonstration of their new skills.

Safety on site is very important

The kids from Manyallaluk Community School were amazed, and everyone got to see drainage run off the channels that were dug, plus basic levelling out of the rough ground.

Some of the kids were lucky enough to have a short ride with Aron in the Grader.

To finish off, Principal of Manyallaluk Community School, Ben Kleinig, made the point of what can be achieved with hard work and training. He was really pleased his young students got to see what Nyirrungulung-RISE do to help people gain skills and improve their work opportunities.

It was great to see the women put their great work on show. Many thanks to CFMEU and our IWIC Team.
Great work, everyone.