18 Indigenous School Based Trainees that are part of an Indigenous School Based Traineeship program were in Melbourne from the 5th to the 7th of December in order to visit various branches of the Victoria Police. The program is designed to support young Indigenous people with an interest in a career within the Victoria Police to gain valuable work experience and training that will assist them in gaining such a career.
The program is a joint initiative between Victoria Police, Skillinvest and Jobs Victoria which will see 60 indigenous students undertaking a Certificate III in either Business or Business Administration while working in a Police Station and completing their VCE or equivalent.
The 18 Trainees undertaking the visit have come from all across Victoria, including Bairnsdale, Bendigo, Echuca, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura, Moe, Morwell, Portland and Sale as well as from all around Melbourne.
During their visit, the Trainees visited the Academy, Search & Rescue, Water Police, Dog Squad and Mounted branches of the Police. A highlight of the visit was a tour of the Collingwood Football Club’s Holden Centre, followed by a dinner at the Glasshouse. This dinner was attended by representatives from Skillinvest, Victoria Police, Jobs Victoria and the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) in support of the Trainees.