November 16, 2018

Building capacity for Aboriginal people in Port Hedland

Congratulations to the IBN Services trainees who recently completed a Certificate II in Horticulture through North Regional TAFE!

IMMS in conjunction with IBN Services has assisted seven local Aboriginal people to complete the 12-month long course whilst putting their new skills to use at IBN Services.

IBN Services, which is owned by IBN Corporation,  provides job preparation and training opportunities for Aboriginal people in Port Hedland. They also run the Pilbara’s only Indigenous owned and operated native plant nursery. The crew are taught skills in horticulture, garden maintenance, basic construction and workplace safety.

Chris Duirs, IBN’s Acting CEO, said IBN Services offered IBN people the chance to learn new skills whilst being part of a commercial enterprise.

“As part of IBN’s strategy to prepare our people for the workforce, the crew undertake a range of qualifications, tickets and licences to set them up for future job opportunities,” he said.

“IBN Services is developing into a major part of IBN’s broader strategy of delivering on social outcomes and building financial sustainability.”

IMMS will continue to work with IBN and the North Regional TAFE to offer a new group of trainees the chance to complete the certificate next year.

To find out more about IBN Services or how to join the crew contact us