Five Indigenous trainees gave an inspiring personal account of their experiences of workplace training during the University's first annual UNSW Indigenous Showcase.
The showcase, an initiative of Nura Gili Indigenous Programs and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Richard Henry, profiled the extensive range of Indigenous programs offered across the University and encouraged the development of inter-faculty partnerships.
The Indigenous Traineeships are just one example of the programs offered at UNSW. The traineeships demonstrate the University's commitment to addressing the disparities Indigenous Australians encounter in achieving economic independence.
Faculties and centres showcased their programs at the UNSW Indigenous Showcase with information stalls and presentations in the John Niland Scientia Building.
Nura Gili Director, Associate Professor Sue Green said the showcase highlighted UNSW's historical commitment to the Indigenous community, both internally and externally.
"UNSW has an outstanding history in working with Indigenous peoples and communities that dates back to the 1970s, when Professor Hal Wootten and UNSW Law students worked with the Aboriginal community of Redfern," said Green.
"UNSW's Indigenous programs are an example of how this University continually works towards social justice," she said.
The information gathered at the UNSW Indigenous Showcase, described by Richard Henry as an inspiring session, will help to develop UNSW's profile in the area of Indigenous programs and community engagement.
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