Project YIELD is a programme focussed on Youth Indigenous Education in Logistics Disciplines.
CILTA (WA) Section launched Project YIELD Thursday 7th August 2014. The programme is designed to facilitate training and employment for Year 11 and 12 indigenous students in Western Australia. The programme was launched by Hon Ken Wyatt, MHR- Member for Hasluck. The launch also included a Welcome to Country ceremony by local Noongar identity Mr Walter McGuire, a presentation on course structure and content by Challenger Institute of Technology General Manager Training Services Melanie Sorensen, discussions by recent and current students, plus details on the importance of mentoring indigenous students as they enter the workforce for the first time.
Project YIELD is aimed at providing employment skills and education to indigenous Year 11 and 12 students throughout Western Australia, and helping these students gain employment within the transport & logistics sector at the completion of their studies. The programme works via Project YIELD sourcing funding via government and industry channels, with approved education providers delivering school-based Cert II, III and IV training of Transport & Logistics, and Warehousing courses. At the completion of their schooling the indigenous students are armed with Cert II, III or IV in Transport & Logistics or Warehousing, and are facilitated through the goals of Project YIELD to obtain employment with metropolitan Perth and regional WA companies.
Project YIELD has an equal gender uptake criteria, as well as equal metropolitan and regional uptake of indigenous students. This Project YIELD initiative and all rights are owned by The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (WA).
The programme is divided into four pillars of-
Our logo was designed by renowned local Nyoongar artist Peter Farmer and represents a central pathway linking communities (path and circles). The three rising pillars (in the top left) represent learning, development and support of youth, and the three rising pillars (on the bottom right) represent resilience, dedication and strength. This logo truly represents Project YIELD, its initiatives and direction and outcomes.
Project YIELD welcomes contact by all Western Australian individuals including, schools, students, education providers, and importantly companies looking for students for work experience placements and full time employment after successful completion of Year 12. Please enquire on how you can support Project YIELD and its goals.
For further information on Project YIELD, please contact-
CILTA (WA) Chair, Jamie Bradford FCILT CPL; firstname.lastname@example.org
Project YIELD Chair, Kim Friis FCILT KSJ; email@example.com
[LEFT] Students from Yule brook College with presenters at the launch including Challenger Inst of Tech. General Manager Training Services Melanie Sorensen, Hon Ken Wyatt MP and CILTA Chairman Jamie Bradford.
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