Bis Industries establishes working relationships with local Indigenous organisations to develop local pre-employment solutions
Learning a trade
Jordan Richardson is a traditional young man from the Tjapukai tribe from Kuranda. He started in January 2009 as an apprentice diesel fitter at the Newlands mine.
He is pleased to have the opportunity to learn a trade, which he is on schedule to complete in 2013.
We have a long history of working with Indigenous people and communities in metropolitan and regional locations. We facilitate and build working relationships with local Indigenous organisations to work together in recruiting local Indigenous labour. Both Bis Industries and the local communities benefit from these relationships.
We negotiate Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with local Indigenous communities to focus on training and employment opportunities, small business development and cultural heritage recognition. Those MOUs enable us to support Indigenous companies to engage communities in industrial opportunities such as training and employment.
We support our customers’ Indigenous policies
To be successful, we focus on adding value to our customers’ operations. Following the same principle, we concentrate on making a difference to our customers’ Indigenous policies. We ensure we align our own Indigenous recruitment, retention, heritage and support systems to our customers’ activities.
We are recognised by our customers for our effective mentoring and management of Indigenous employees and for re-engaging these employees at other sites after a contract on a site is completed.
Bis Industries joined forces with a customer to support Marie Taylor in the research and development of a Nyungar Language Wordlist to revive, maintain and teach Nyungar traditions through language. The Aboriginal knowledge gained from the research will result in a Nyungar Dictionary “Yelekitj Koorndaam”.
Working together with our customer, Bis Industries' funds are adding an Indigenous focus to our customer's Tenby10 project. The goal is to raise the Indigenous community’s awareness of how to mitigate the health risks from working and living in proximity to the mine and port in Port Pirie.