VERTO celebrates NAIDOC Week

VERTO celebrates NAIDOC Week

VERTO Chief Executive Officer, Ron Maxwell, today acknowledged the importance of NAIDOC Week which will run this year from 6 July to 13 July.

Mr Maxwell said NAIDOC Week is an important time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and is a fantastic opportunityto recognise the contribution that Indigenous A
ustralians make to our local communities and our society as a whole. "At VERTO, we are proud to support Aboriginal people through a number of our programs," Mr Maxwell said.

"Our Aboriginal Services team [pictured below] includes Tracey Crosby (Manager, Community Support Services), Katon Crawford (New Careers for Aboriginal People Aboriginal -EmploymentAdvisor) and Alira Tufui (Aboriginal Services Coordinator).“The team specialises in assisting Aboriginal people and communities to engage in employment and educational pathways.

“This is primarily achieved through the New Careers for Aboriginal People program which is funded through the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities. “The program assists Aboriginal people in the Central West to find employment, plan their career goals, and access education and training,” Mr Maxwell said.

Mr Maxwell said VERTO’s Aboriginal Services team also offers other Indigenous specific programs that assist parents, carers, schools and Aboriginal communities across VERTO’s entire footprint. “These programs endeavour to help Aboriginal people overcome barriers impeding their ability to access education, employment and training by providing opportunities to participate in accredited training, and by sourcing sustainable employment opportunities that match community needs."

Mr Maxwell said VERTO looked forward to being involved in a number of NAIDOC Week celebrations as they are held over the coming week and months. “We look forward to being involved in NAIDOC events right across New South Wales including celebrations that will be held in Bathurst in September and Orange in October.”