Work in a remote community a rewarding experience
Off the coast of Arnhem Land on the beautiful remote island community of Millingimbi, trainer Glen Wood has found a job he loves and a lifestyle that suits him to a tee.
Glen is a trainer for STEPS’ Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program helping people gain the skills needed to achieve employment in their local community, and become better prepared for future study.
While STEPS provide training in a range of locations across the NT, in Millingimbi the role sees Glen working with young men providing hands-on, practical learning experiences for his students.
Glen secured a long term working contract with STEPS in 2016 and said the role has not only given him personal security, but has also allowed him the time to design and build a program using local voices.
“Understanding and respecting local culture and traditions plays an important role in the success of our training programs,” he said.
“Here we’ve been able to develop a program of substance which will benefit Millingimbi will into the future”.
Glen has fallen in love with his stunning island home which he says has some of the best fishing in the world, but he’s the first to admit that working as a remote trainer may not be for everyone.
“You have to be patient and accept the rhythm of life,” he said.
“You’ve got to be prepared to work hard as well. You don’t get the entertainment of the city, you have got to learn to entertain yourself and be happy in your own space”.
STEPS national training manager Joel Stevens said STEPS regularly offer a range of exciting and diverse training roles throughout the NT.
“As a not for profit organisation we’re always on the look out for people who are as passionate as us about making a positive impact on the communities we work in, and the people we work with,” he said.
“We want people with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude who are keen to grow their career with STEPS, and in exchange we try and offer those pathways for career development”.
Check out STEPS’ latest career opportunities at www.stepsgroup.com.au/careers-with-us
The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.