8 June 2024

Kuku’nathi Konnect training highlights strength of Napranum Culcha

| Cape York Weekly
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Free, culture-focused training being delivered in Napranum is creating a number of positive outcomes for local jobseekers. Photo: Supplied.

Napranum is being united through the strength of traditional culture following a series of training modules being facilitated by Kuku’nathi Services.

Over two days in May, 11 participants completed the eighth and latest module in free monthly training designed to upskill local jobseekers in preparation for future employment opportunities.

Kuku’nathi Services partnered with Indigenous-owned training organisation Corporate Culcha to deliver the modules, which are being taught from a new hub in Napranum.

Pre-employment specialist Valkyrie Bird said participants had taken a lot from the training, adding jobseekers had reported higher motivation since it began in late 2023.

“The feedback we get each time we offer this training is very positive,” she said.

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“Our participants tell me how motivated they feel now, and how keen they are for more training.

“Even, as we drop them home, they are making sure I will remind them ahead of the next training dates, and telling me about the friends and family members they will invite along, too.”

Corporate Culcha trainer Kitrina Bushell praised the move to the new Napranum space, explaining it allowed the training to be even more embedded in the community.

“It’s so nice to be delivering training in the community where participants live,” she said.

“The move to the Napranum hub will also allow us to explore ways we can get more hands-on and out-and-about in the community during the next modules.”

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