Nov. 14, 2018
Shell Australia and Nyamba Buru Yawuru have joined forces to launch a new program called ‘Warrmijala Murrgurlayi’, which means, ‘for you to rise up for work’. The purpose is to deliver significant opportunities to the Indigenous community of Broome, including the creation of local jobs.
David Bird, VP Prelude, was in Broome to launch the program, he said “Over the next 2.5 years, the Warrmijala murrgurlayi program will deliver 35 jobs per year through work readiness, vocational training and job placements for Yawuru and other people in the Broome community”.
Peter Yu, CEO of Nyamba Buru Yawuru “This partnership with Shell is an opportunity for young people to gain skills that will allow them to be full participants in the growing Broome economy. The Warrmijala murrgurlayi program adds to Nyamba Buru Yawuru’s successful training and employment strategy by offering meaningful and sustainable career pathways for Yawuru and other Indigenous people”.
This partnership comes at a time when there are significant opportunities emerging in the growth and development of Broome across a range of industries. Shell supports Australians to enter and succeed in the mainstream economy through jobs with Shell, external contractors or in the wider economy.