Ten NSW Aboriginal peoples will take the next step towards an exciting and fulfilling career when they graduate from the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) Program at a special ceremony in Dubbo on Wednesday (November 25).
IPROWD Dubbo Coordinator Kylie Giusti praised the graduates who all performed admirably throughout the six month course and met all of their personal goals.
“Fitness is recorded three times a week and it has been the biggest improvement on all accounts,” Mrs/Ms Giusti said.
“The students have also made a huge difference in the local community. Every Monday afternoon the students volunteered at Apollo House and been role models to young Aboriginal peoples there.
“The students took part in a Christmas Box appeal for Samaritans Purse. They managed to fill six Christmas boxes up with goodies for the international relief program and the students were very satisfied to know that this Christmas a young child will open a box that was put together by the IPROWD team.
“Excursions to Bourke and Brewarrina taught the students about inspiration and that no matter where you come from – you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.”
And the 2015 graduating IPROWD Students have certainly taken that advice on board. Five of the graduating students will now pursue a career in the NSW Police Force, two hope to work in Corrections and another two in the Army, while one student hopes to go on to join the Australian Federal Police.
“Now that these participants have completed IPROWD it opens the door to many exciting careers and I hope they use this as a launching pad to excel in whatever career they pursue,” State IPROWD coordinator Mr Gibbs said.
Mr Gibbs said enrolments were now being accepted for the 2016 IPROWD program to be run out of Dubbo.
For more information about the IPROWD program, visit http://iprowd.tafensw.edu.au/