Richard Tungatalum

Services: Employment,Job Seekers,School,Board

Position: Director

Richard Tungatalum has been on the TITEB Board since 2015. He is a Miyartuwi (Pandanus) elder from Wurumiyanga (Nguiu) and went to school at Xavier Catholic College before moving to Monivae College in Hamilton, Victoria for his final two years.

Richard completed the Certificate III in Business and Certificate IV in Mental Health and went on to work in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health. He is the Local Authorities Chair at Wurrumiyanga, Tiwi Health Advisory Board member, Nguiu Store Board member, and ex-player and board member of the Tiwi Bombers.

Richard believe that unemployment is big, but the potential for Tiwis to move forward and get proper jobs is even bigger. He would like see TITEB to develop a Career Pathways Program that begins with kids at school and identifies courses, training and apprenticeship opportunities for trades and skills that are in demand on the Islands.

TITEB is here to help all Tiwis work out what they want to do, and help them along the path to proper jobs. We need Tiwi teachers, nurses, managers, carpenters, mechanics, plumbers, nurserymen and forestry workers.

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