TITEB continues to support employers who are eager to offer apprenticeships to Tiwi people.
Together we are working to overcome challenges facing Tiwi people who want to gain trade qualifications. Some of the challenges are:
- Literacy and numeracy
- Humbug and jealousy issues
- Regular travel to Darwin to attend training.
We regularly visit apprentices and trainers in the workplace to monitor progress and provide support as necessary. Literacy and numeracy support is also available at the TITEB Training Centre.
Unfortunately, trade school training cannot be delivered in community. However, CDU is very flexible with training dates, and TITEB will help with travel and accommodation arrangements and subsidies. We also ensure apprentices receive all eligible incentives, such as $300 or $1000 workwear and workgear bonus.
People with years of on-the-job experience can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and fast-track their apprenticeship. Once qualified, the future looks bright for our Tiwi tradies.