Back on Track’s Jaucintha Iles, director Barry “Rainman” Boland, Shardai Beazley, director Jeff McILroy, and Theresa Saylor.
Back on Track’s Jaucintha Iles, director Barry “Rainman” Boland, Shardai Beazley, director Jeff McILroy, and Theresa Saylor. Contributed

Employment firm on the right track

BACK on Track directors Barry "Rainman" Boland and Jeff McIlroy are steering their clients in the right direction for jobs - the mining sector.

The indigenous employment, education and training service will have up to 40 of their candidates at the Central Queensland Transport Trades and Mining Expo at the Rockhampton Showgrounds on March 14 and 15.

The expo will have a full seminar program and a dedicated pavilion for recruitment, training and career advice.

Back on Track has trained about 100 people between the ages of 13 and 50 since it first began last year.

"Now out of all their training, the ones that have the skill set and potential for future training will be put forward at the expo," Mr McIlroy said.

Mr Boland said it was everyone's dream to be successful.

Expo organiser Bob Carroll said close to 1500 registrations for the event had been received already.

"I think this is something Rockhampton desperately needed with the growing mining industry here," Mr Carroll said. "We put transport and trades in the title of the expo as well because it's not just about the mining industry."

Back on Track directors also present a program for cross-cultural awareness for mining and other companies.

The FACE program is specifically designed for each Back on Track client. "Culture isn't just a one-way street," Mr McIlroy said. "Even before we go we send out a questionnaire to find out our clients' concerns and issues."

He described himself as a mainstream Australian and Mr Boland as an indigenous Australian. "We put people in a position where they can ask those questions without feeling politically incorrect," Mr McIlroy said.

BACK ON TRACK

What: indigenous employment, education and training service

More info: call 4921 0099 or go to backontracktraining.com.au



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