Abundance of opportunities for skilling and employment

L-R: Brad Hazzard, Celeste Dargan, Melanie Gibbons

The Buraga Gul Skilling and Employment Hub, translating to ‘rise above’ in the Darug language, is a training centre that delivers certified skilling programs and employment pathways for young people, apprentices, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and women interested in entering the workforce.

The hub, located at 43 Forbes Street, Liverpool, is an initiative of principal project builders Lendlease, and provides a range of practical skilling opportunities and construction pathway programs – from white cards and first aid certificates, to barista skills courses.

Lendlease’s Aboriginal Workforce and Industry Participation Manager, Celeste Dargan, said the hub offers an open door policy to welcome and support anyone seeking skilling and employment opportunities, with all programs linked to local employment outcomes. “We aim to increase employment prospects for local residents by helping them meet the specific skills needed to enter the workforce.”

The hub is a collaboration between Lendlease, TAFE NSW, Liverpool City Council, Aboriginal Employment Strategy, Health Infrastructure and key stakeholders of the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct project, including Liverpool Hospital.

For more information, email liverpool@lendlease.com to join the hub’s mailing list.