2 September 2013

Redfern’s Aboriginal training and job placement program, Koori Job Ready (KJR), has won their first Deadly Award in employment for their work towards creating career opportunities for Aboriginal people.

The Deadly Awards, an annual event celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, was held on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 at the Sydney Opera House. Awards were given in the sport, music and community categories.

KJR’s Senior Manager, Andrew Constantinidis said they were ecstatic with the win, “The whole KJR team is really proud to have won our first Deadly. We were just so excited to be involved in this great event, but too actually win the award is a true honor – we are all over the moon.

“This award is recognition of the great work the whole KJR team, past and present, has done over the 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.

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