Media release  | 26 July 2013

Redfern’s Aboriginal training and job placement program, Koori Job Ready (KJR), has been nominated as a finalist for the 2013 Deadly Award in Employment.

The Deadly’s are an annual awards event that celebrate National and Torres Strait Islander achievements in music, sport and community.

KJR’s Senior Manager, Andrew Constantinidis said they were ecstatic with the nomination, “The whole KJR team is really proud to be a finalist for the Deadly’s and are excited to be involved in this important event that recognises the hard work and talent of Aboriginal people.

“The nomination is a real credit to the great work we have done over the last seven years towards ‘closing the gap’ in employment and creating bright and sustainable outcomes for all Aboriginal people.”

Since its inception in 2006 KJR has trained hundreds of Aboriginal people and created over 1000 employment opportunities in the Construction and Hospitality industries. Through theory, practical application and mentoring, the program offers students continued support throughout their training and future careers – a key to its success.

Click here to read about Hospitality graduate Conway Oliver’s success in the tourism industry after completing his training with KJR.

Voting is now open for the Deadly awards and will close on the 18 August. Go to the Employment section here to put in your vote for KJR. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday, 10 September 2013.

Koori Job Ready is proudly supported by Australian Technology Park Sydney Limited (ATPSL).


For more information please contact:
Moira Saunders on 0467 785 484 or email m.saunders@atp.com.au