VERTO has a long history of providing dedicated programs to support Indigenous Australians. Our programs are designed in collaboration with both local Aboriginal communities and employers, enabling VERTO to ensure that our program is inclusive of cultural needs and linked to real employment opportunities that benefit the community.
VERTO Indigenous Services
Our Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) program is focused on improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal high school students.
Reconciliation Week 2020
VERTO will join with the rest of Australia to acknowledge and celebrate National Reconciliation Week from the 27 May to 3 June, 2020.
VERTO has worked on a special project with Canobolas Rural Technology High School in Orange to support this year's theme of #InThisTogether2020. This, along with our fully-endorsed Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), are just a couple of small ways VERTO is supporting and participating in National Reconciliation Week.
Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program
VERTO’s Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program is funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency.
VERTO currently runs the program in Central Western New South Wales in three schools (Canobolas Rural Technology High School, Bowen Primary School and Glenroi Heights Public School).
Our Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program works with local schools and communities to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal school students.
New Careers for Aboriginal People (NCAP)
The New Careers for Aboriginal People program was funded by the New South Wales Government through Training Services NSW and was a crucial service offered by VERTO until December, 2020. The program helped increase participation of Aboriginal people in the labour market by identifying, creating and supporting opportunities across training, education and employment.
Dedicated NCAP officers supported Aboriginal job seekers to set and achieve their employment goals with support across career planning, resume writing, job application assistance, interview techniques, and referrals to training and employment opportunities.
VERTO's services also provided access to an Aboriginal Employment Advisor who remained in touch with both local community needs as well as employers, business groups, apprenticeship services, training and job service providers to help connect Aboriginal people to opportunities.
VERTO’s NCAP services were available across the Mid-Western Region of New South Wales including Bathurst, Condobolin, Cowra, Forbes, Orange and Parkes and surrounds.