emPOWER leads to electrical careers
Course for Indigenous people that opens doors to electrical apprenticeships

Does this sound like you?

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander looking for a trade aged 15-24 years
  • not afraid of heights or confined spaces
  • able to distinguish between colours
  • have a positive attitude

emPOWER is designed for young Aboriginal people. It opens up amazing opportunities in electrical apprenticeships.

"You’ll do group work and make friends as you learn," says Program Coordinator, Lyn Wilson.

The program is fully funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment as part of the Empowering YOUth Initiatives.

Lyn says emPOWER is all about giving you the skills and confidence to be recruited as an apprentice electrician. emPOWER has many partner organisations who want to employ graduates of the course as apprentices.

"We want you to succeed. In this program, we all work together."

There are two options for this full-time, 10-week course:

  • Aboriginal Pathways Centre, TAFE NSW Campbelltown from 28 August; or
  • Eora Centre TAFE NSW (Redfern) from 23 October.

Pictured is Dylan Narsamma, a graduate of emPOWER. 

“At TAFE I fitted in. I wasn’t treated as a child, and that helped me. “When I finished the course, I had interviews with all companies, and was offered a load of apprenticeships. I took up the job with NECA.”

Dylan is now a third-year apprentice. He loves his career, and is powering up for the future.

For more information, call Lyn on 0409 310 384 or email Lyn.Wilson@tafensw.edu.au.


1 May 2017

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