We recently held a graduation day for our latest round of Sistas in Trade participants, who completed a 6-week pre-employment program in Dubbo.

Our program is all about empowering local First Nations women to kickstart construction, infrastructure, and manufacturing careers by connecting with local providers, organisations and employers.

Participants have gained nationally recognised training, a taste of local industries through on-site experiences at Squadron Energy, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure and Momentum Trains and its consortium partners (CAF, UGL and CPB Contractors) and valuable mentoring and guidance led by the fantastic efforts of our very own Lynn Field.

Since our program commenced in May 2023, 8 of our Sistas have secured jobs across Dubbo, with several more continuing to pursue further study and awaiting outcomes for final rounds of job interviews.

Funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Bamara delivers Sistas in Trade through the Local Jobs Program – Far West Orana in partnership with VERTO, BEST Employment Ltd and Joblink Plus.