KAMAHL BANGU & PETHA SHOVELLOR
2017 marks a new adventure for Karajarri Rangers and Kimberley Land Council for hosting the first school based trainees with KGT Employment. Recognising the importance of engaging youth and assisting them to reach their goals is an essential part of getting youth to look after their country. Let’s get to know the new Indigenous school-based trainees: Kamahl Bangu and Petha Shovellor.
Kamahl is a year 11 student who enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and footie. His school-based traineeship has seen him learn exciting new skills such as Cyber tracking and completing Neem weeds work.
Petha is a year 12 student who enjoys fishing, spending time with family and being out on country and her music.
Both Kamahl and Petha are hardworking and committed young people who we know will take this opportunity and reach for the stars. We all hope this is just the beginning for Indigenous school-based trainees in remote communities and wish to see school based traineeships grow in numbers over the upcoming years. With excellent role models like Kamahl and Petha leading the way in Bidyadanga Community, KGT is confident that opportunities will arise for other young people soon.
KGT Employment would like to take this time to thank everyone involved in making this happen – KTLA, KLC, Karajarri rangers, Sam IPA Coordinator, Ewan and Jackie Coordinator and of course La Grange Remote Community School. Also KGT would like to thank the National Apprentice Employment network (NAEN) for supporting this initiative with funding support from the Australian Government.
Photo of PETHA SHOVELLOR.