TAFE Western will create history on Wednesday (June 1) when it officially launches its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Institute Director Kate Baxter said the launch, which coincides with National Reconciliation Week, was a significant milestone for TAFE Western as the organisation continues its commitment to improving educational and employment opportunities for Aboriginal students.
“TAFE Western is very proud to be the first TAFE NSW Institute to get a Stretch RAP approved by Reconciliation Australia,” Ms Baxter said.
“This means we have identified specific targets and actions that we must reach to achieve our RAP goals. These goals have been identified through consultation with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal TAFE Western staff and representatives of the Aboriginal peoples who live and work in our footprint.
“Reconciliation Australia endorsed this document acknowledging that TAFE Western is a pioneer when it comes to strategies and ideas for the betterment of Aboriginal students in Western NSW.”
Ms Baxter added that the targets agreed upon will also offer additional opportunities for TAFE Western Aboriginal staff.
The five key objectives identified in the RAP are to improve:
The careers of our Aboriginal staff.
TAFE Western will launch the RAP across 25 college sites simultaneously through video conference on Wednesday, June 1, at 10.30am.
Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business, The Hon John Barilaro MP will also join in the occasion, delivering a key note address as part of the festivities.