We’re delighted to launch our Sistas in Trade program, which provides an excellent platform for local First Nations women to kickstart construction, infrastructure, and manufacturing careers.

This program connects local employers and training organisations to create opportunities for First Nations women aged 18 and over participating in Workforce Australia employment services across Dubbo and surrounding areas.

Funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Bamara delivers Sistas in Trade through the Local Jobs Program in partnership with VERTO and BEST Employment.

Our program aligns with Bamara’s commitment to improving the lives of First Nations people across the country.

The Sistas in Trade program includes:

  • Pre-employment and skills training, including work experience facilitated by industry representatives
  • Connecting with local employers
  • Nationally recognised training courses designed for employees to work safely 

Also joining us at our launch this week were Joanna and Elise from Abergeldie, who is currently completing the Newell Highway upgrade. Both women shared some great insight and motivation for our participants by sharing their career journeys and providing valuable tips and guidance to participants.

We also extend our thanks to Transport for NSW, who have kindly provided additional funding to help participants attend training through transportation. 

“Bamara is thrilled to be delivering such a deadly program in the Orana region, we are looking forward to celebrating employment outcomes with our First Nations Sistas in Trade participants,” said Bamara CEO, Lesley Zarb.

We’re committed to making an impact for local First Nations women to thrive and kickstart careers for the betterment of our communities.

Further Information

For Further Information about the Sistas in Trade program, please contact Lynn Field.

Mobile: 0474 455 021
Email: LField@bamara.com.au