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ECU helping to build Indigenous leaders

Wednesday, 06 July 2011

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ECU staff member Kelvin Morrison recently returned from the One Sky Many Paths Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, which provides leadership training for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professionals.

The program provides the chance for participants to develop self-awareness, self-esteem, and leadership qualities by meeting Aboriginal leaders and participating in team-building activities.

An administrative assistant with the Centre for Learning and Development (CLD), Kelvin was employed by ECU through the ECU Indigenous Australian Employment Strategy and Action Plan. The plan is part of the National Centrally Funded Indigenous Australian Recruitment and Study Program.

Kelvin began his career at ECU through a 12-month traineeship with ECU South West in 2009. In 2010 he moved to ECU Joondalup to work for CLD

“I began doing temporary work but now I'm a full-time permanent employee, which has opened so many doors,” said Kelvin

“The program allowed me to meet new people and extended my networks.

“Hearing how our guest speakers grew up in a harder time, and still became so successful, both personally and professionally was really inspirational. I'm truly grateful to be a part of the program and I can't wait for the return trip to catch up.

“I would definitely recommend the program to my community, it was an awesome experience and I want to thank Melanie for nominating me and giving me this great opportunity.”

Kelvin was recommended for the One Path Many Skies program by Coordinator of Indigenous Employment, Melanie King.

For more information about ECU’s Indigenous Employment Program, email Melanie King at m.king@ecu.edu.au.

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