In a first for the Public Sector Commission’s Aboriginal Traineeship Program, Burswood Park Board and Town of Victoria Park are working together on an exciting employment opportunity that brings together motivated young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Western Australian government agencies. This is the first time that the program has shared hosting across a State Agency and Local Government Department, demonstrating the positive outcomes of cross government collaboration.
Ebony recently joined the two organisations on a shared arrangement, splitting her time between both locations to complete a Certificate III in Government.
“I am excited to be able to join forces with the CEO of Town of Victoria Park, Anthony Vuleta, for the Aboriginal Traineeship Program. I’m looking forward to learning a lot from Ebony and hope she enjoys her time with us and with Town of Vic Park”. Said Linda Kut, General Manager Burswood Park Board
"This traineeship is an important goal from the Town's Reconciliation Action Plan to create career pathways for Aboriginal people in local government, and is part of the Town's broader commitment supporting inclusivity and diversity. I wish Ebony every success in the program.” Said Mayor Karen Vernon.
“The changing nature of our industry, requires an innovative approach to recruitment and training by the Town. By working with Burswood Park Board in providing a tangible opportunity for a trainee over the next 12 months we are securing future workers in hard to staff areas of the organisation. I hope that this is the beginning of an amazing career for Ebony and that she creates a pathway for other young people to follow.” Said Anthony Vuleta, CEO Town of Victoria Park
“I am so proud to come from an Indigenous family and I am so proud that I have landed this role as an Indigenous Trainee. I’m so excited to grow, learn and develop more skills with Burswood Park Board and Town of Victoria Park.” Said Ebony.