Successful post-school education, training and employment outcomes for Aboriginal peoples will be the focus of TAFE NSW Bangamalanha Conference this September.
Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said the third instalment of this unique conference from September 10-12 would continue to play a significant role in meeting the aspirations and priorities for Aboriginal peoples and communities.
“Bangamalanha means ‘To share with each other’ and that’s exactly what this conference is all about – Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people gathering from across the country to work on strategies to bridge the gap Aboriginal peoples face when it comes to education, training and employment,” Mr Grant said.
“It’s an important opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture and engage in meaningful conversations to create real and long-lasting improvements in closing these gaps.
“This conference is another example of the importance that the NSW Government places on providing access to real-life training and employment opportunities and delivers on our commitment to train a highly-skilled workforce of the future.”
Mr Grant said this year’s conference included a star-studded line-up of guest speakers.
“TAFE NSW has gathered a group of inspirational Aboriginal speakers who are tireless advocates and advisors for Aboriginal affairs,” Mr Grant said.
“Australian television news and political journalist Stan Grant is the key-note speaker and will be joined by presenters such as public health and Indigenous affairs advocate Tom Calma, celebrity chef Mark ‘The Black Olive’ (pictured above) and Indigenous legal expert Terri Janke.”
Tickets are now on sale for the Bangamalanha Conference. For further information, please visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/bangamalanha.