NAIDOC WEEK STARTS NEW CAREER FOR LOCAL PEOPLE

Category: General
Tuesday 19 July 2011
For a group of young Aboriginal people, the beginning of NAIDOC Week this week had a special significance.

The group took part in a flag raising ceremony at Central Gippsland Health Service on Monday (4 July) which coincided with their first day on the job as Allied Health Assistance Trainees.

Kayla Kennedy Hill, Rhiannon Munro and Kimberley Pepper are undertaking an 18 month trainee program specifically designed to create career opportunities and pathways pathway for Aboriginal health workers and also improve Aboriginal health outcomes.

“It was very appropriate that the day the trainees started their course was the beginning of NAIDOC Week, which we celebrated in support of the local indigenous people,” Central Gippsland Health Service CEO Dr Frank Evans said.