2019 GTO Excellence Award Winner: Programmed Skilled Workforce


Indigenous Advancement Strategy

Programmed Skilled Workforce is committed to providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with sustainable employment opportunities. This is in support of the Commonwealth Government’s national priority: to halve the employment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and to recognise the importance of work for individual and community wellbeing.

The Indigenous employment program provides a dedicated manager who works with their customers to increase Indigenous participation across the workforce. This encompasses support in developing Indigenous Participation Plans and completing Cultural Heritage Management Plans. Programmed’s training programs are aligned with the requirements of customers, ensuring that they are readily able to provide skilled Indigenous employees across a wide range of expertise. Their specialised team provides vocational care throughout all stages of employment, from the recruitment process to successful completion of training and on-the-job mentoring.

As Training Services Manager, Connie is responsible for the operational service delivery and management of both Programmed’s GTO and RTO.

Programmed is a recognised service provider for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy – Jobs, Land and Economy Program, and a signatory to Generation One. They provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the training and employment opportunities necessary to gain relevant skills and experience, equipping them for a lifetime of employment.

In recognising the importance of providing Indigenous people with employment pathways – Connie works closely alongside a dedicated manager, who works with their clients to increase Indigenous participation across the workforce.