Ranko gets her Drivers License and finds employment in her community of Darnley Island

Meet our deadly IYMP Townsville participant Ranko Sam who has successfully completed her Provisional Driving Test last week here in Townsville.

Ranko began her IYMP journey in Townsville back in 2017 in order to gain the skills required to be able to work back home on Darnley Island in the Community Services and Child Care industry. During her time here in Townsville, Ranko has successfully completed a Certificate III, IV, and Diploma in Community Services and recently a Certificate III in Early Childhood and Education Care at the end of last year. Ranko has been incredibly successful in her studies and was able to complete her driving hours with the support of IYMP and the PCYC Braking the Cycle Program in Townsville.

We are all very proud of Ranko’s hard work and achievements and we are proud to announce that Ranko has been offered employment back home on Darnley Island. Ranko has become a great role model for our IYMP site here in Townsville and the whole IYMP family would like to wish her all the best in her future endeavours!

Waynead is awarded the Young Person of the Year and the Role Model of the Year in the Aurukun NAIDOC Awards 2020

Meet our deadly IYMP Brisbane participant Waynead Wolmby who has completed his Cert III and IV in Community Services, as well as his Certificate IV in Youth Work.

In March earlier this year, Waynead was sent back home to Aurukun due to safety reasons in relation to COVID-19. Even though it was a challenging time for Waynead, he continued to stay focused on completing his Cert IV in Youth Work and was offered a position at his local school in Aurukun as a Teacher Aide part-time.

Recently Waynead was also awarded as the Young Person of the Year and the Role Model of the Year in the Aurukun NAIDOC Awards 2020. We are proud to say that Waynead is now working with school students to inspire them to get educated, chase their dreams, and become tomorrow’s leaders.

Timor is given a deadly opportunity to work for Lenny’s Kuppmurrie Catering Services

Meet our deadly IYMP Townsville participant Timor Loban who has completed his Cert III in Community Services and currently undertaking the Cert IV in Community Services.

Timor has been given a deadly opportunity to start working for the newly established Lenny’s Kuppmurrie Catering Services. This business has been very exciting for the Indigenous Community in Townsville, and our very own IYMP Townsville Coordinator Davina Tobane was able to pop in and see Timor working hard behind the counter. Make sure to get out and support our local businesses you mob!

Victory for the IYMP Brisbane Touch team

A huge congratulations to our IYMP Touch Brisbane team who claimed victory in the Brisbane City Challenge Touch Competition!!! They had a super tight Grand Final game but ended up on top with a score of 4 tries to 3!

The team has been hard at work all season with 2 games a night over the past 6 weeks. Shout out to all of the organisers and especially the supporters who were there every week and kept the team spirit strong to help us get the win. Congratulations again to all involved!

Peter announced as the James Cook University Student of the Year in Education

Congratulations to our deadly IYMP Toowoomba participant Peter Prince! Peter was announced as the James Cook University Student of the Year in Education at the Indigenous Education and Research Centre Awards night.
On behalf of all the IYMP family, we would like to congratulate Peter on his deadly achievement and for all of the hard work he has put in over the years to receive this accolade!

Maia and Willington undertake a Certificate III in Rural Operations

These two deadly IYMP Townsville participants have been successful in gaining a spot in the Certificate III in Rural Operations course after completing their Certificate I and II in Skills for Vocational Pathways. 

Maia and Willington were both undertaking the Cert I and II in Townsville till the COVID Pandemic struck and they both had to return to their home communities of Badu Island and Boigu Island. Despite this setback, both Maia and Willington continued to study via weekly online Zoom sessions with a CEA trainer and successfully completed the Certificate I and II in Skills for Vocational Pathways.

Maia and Willington have only recently returned to the Townsville site where they have been successful in gaining a spot in the Certificate III in Rural Operations course. This certification will ensure that both Maia and Willington are doing what they love, which is learning hands on, working outdoors, and working collaboratively in a team environment.

Maia and Willington continue to remain committed to their studies and gaining skills and qualifications towards a rewarding career. On behalf of all the IYMP family, well done and keep working hard!

Liamon Mudd selected as finalist for 2020 Queensland Training Awards

Meet our deadly IYMP Cairns participant Liamon Mudd who has completed his Cert III in Sports and Recreation, and has now been selected as a finalist for the 2020 Queensland Training Awards in Cairns as both the Vocational Student of the Year and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.

“𝘔𝘺 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘓𝘪𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯 𝘔𝘶𝘥𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 20 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘭𝘥. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯/𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘺𝘥𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘒𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘢𝘮𝘢 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥. 𝘐𝘯 2019 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘊𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦 3 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘛𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘯𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦, 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘰 𝘛𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘐𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘴. 𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 5 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘊𝘦𝘳𝘵 3 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘐 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘍𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘺 2020. 𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦, 𝘮𝘺 𝘛𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 2020 𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘯𝘴…𝘖𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 28𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘑𝘶𝘭𝘺 2020 𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵”

Congratulations Liamon! You have all of the IYMP mob behind you!

Lorraine Hatton OAM becomes first Patron of IYMP

We are excited to announce that as of the 1st March 2020 Aunty Lorraine Hatton became the first Patron of the Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways Project.

Aunty Lorraine is a Ngughi/Noonnuccal, female elder and is a voice and advocate for Australia’s first peoples and first people’s youth groups and continues to provide service, in her new-found community, as a female mentor with the ‘Beyond the Bronco’s Academy’ and Ambassador and Mentor for the ‘Preston Campbell Foundation’.

Lorraine Hatton OAM, formally recognised as an Indigenous Quandamooka woman, and Elder, retired from the Australian Regular Army, after 20 years of service, in 2007. After a nomadic career that saw her live both widely throughout Australia and abroad, Aunty Lorraine settled in South East Queensland where she has been an avid supporter of and has worked tirelessly to help support our Indigenous youth and their endeavours.

On the 21st May 2020 Aunty Lorraine was also appointed as the first female and current Indigenous Elder of the Australian Army, and IYMP would love to congratulate her on this significant achievement and extend our warmest welcome to Aunty Lorraine as our first patron!