Tarita Chester awarded NAIDOC Trainee of the Year

Monday, Jul 18, 2011

Congratulations to Tarita Chester who was awarded ‘NAIDOC SA Trainee of the Year’ at a recognition ceremony held at the Adelaide Town Hall on Monday 4 July 2011.

Tarita completed her Certificate lll in Business Administration while working as a Trainee under the UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide Indigenous Employment Program funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
 
She now works full-time with UCWPA as a receptionist for Employment Access - a program which provides a range of specialist employment services that assist jobseekers with a disability, particularly mental health related disabilities, to find and maintain supported or open employment. Employment Access also runs 'U-Working!' which is a training and employment program that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to establish a career in Aged Care and other Community Services.
 
“It came as such a surprise to receive this award. I feel very honoured. A special thanks to UCWPA, the Indigenous Employment Program and Employment Access for all the opportunities and support they have provided during my traineeship,” said Tarita.
 
We congratulate Tarita on her achievements and the inspiration she continues to provide to other young people in the Aboriginal community.
 
Find out more about NAIDOC Week at www.naidoc.org.au.