Commission trainee Iesha Nimock-Anderson was recently interviewed by Quest newspapers about her role at the Commission.
Since December 2011 Iesha has been studying a Certificate 3 in Business Administration at Sarina Russo whilst working for the Commission as a trainee.
The structure of the traineeship allows the Commission to support Iesha with on-the-job experience whilst Sarina Russo provides fortnightly learning modules.
Sarina Russo offers further support to Iesha and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates as part of the agency’s Indigenous Mentoring Program which helps trainees to develop skills that will assist them in gaining employment. The support provided by Sarina Russo continues throughout the first year of employment while recently graduate trainees are establishing themselves within their work roles and organisations.
Commissioner Elizabeth Fraser re-affirmed her support for traineeships as a practical vehicle for helping young people gain skills that will secure their work for them within the employment market.
Throughout her traineeship Iesha will develop administrative support skills across a number of Commission teams focusing on human resource management, financial management, customer service and information and communication technology.
“Traineeships are a wonderful opportunity for young people to experience first-hand professional environments and make informed choices about their career options” Ms Fraser said. “We hope there will be many more young trainees the Commission can support with on-the-job learning and skills”
The experience for Iesha has been very positive so far. “The traineeship has given me the confidence to speak up, ask questions and become an active member of my team” Iesha said. “I learn new things and meet new people every day and would definitely recommend this experience to anyone” she added.
Iesha is a keen touch football player and hopes to work with Aboriginal communities in North Queensland in the future.
Last Updated: March 19, 2012