To commemorate NAIDOC week 2020, I would like to welcome the University of Wollongong's (UOW) first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Newsletter.
Since the launch of UOW’s ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan in July 2019, there have been a number of successes to be celebrated. The commitment and dedication of staff as we all adapt and respond to a new way of doing business together. I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff prioritising their Reconciliation commitments. Please enjoy some great achievements and milestones. Please take the time to engage and participate in NAIDOC activities within your faculties and divisions as all RAP champions have been provided some suggestions for online or COVID-19 compliant activities as we continue to adapt. Aboriginal staff have been invited to participate in a UOW Many Mobs NAIDOC 2020 Collage.
Aboriginal Employment Enabling Strategy Update -
Check out The Aboriginal Employment Enabling Strategy 2020-2025. The Aboriginal Employment Strategy Officer, Christina Roberts and I have been working collaboratively with faculties and divisions on Aboriginal Employment outcomes that have resulted in some successful employment opportunities. This is within our current COVID-19 impacted environment. Watch this space for further support material as UOW strives to achieve the goal of 3% Aboriginal Employment rate.
iAccelerate and Yarpa Hub partnership to boost Indigenous business -
iAccelerate has been achieving its RAP goals beyond expectations under Pillar 5 as it partners with YARPA Hub in the Aboriginal entrepreneurial business development space. Read the article here.
Reconciliation Action Plan Manager
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Inclusion and Outreach)