IBN Services 2018 graduates

Congratulations to the IBN Services trainees who recently completed a Certificate II in Horticulture through North Regional TAFE! Seven members of the crew have spent the past 12 months working hard to complete the qualification whilst putting their new skills to use at IBN Services.

IBN Services, which is owned by IBN,  provides job preparation and training opportunities for Aboriginal people in Port Hedland. They also run the Pilbara’s only Indigenous owned and operated native plant nursery. The crew are taught skills in horticulture, garden maintenance, basic construction and workplace safety.

Chris Duirs, IBN’s Acting CEO, said IBN Services offered IBN people the chance to learn new skills whilst being part of a commercial enterprise.

“As part of IBN’s strategy to prepare our people for the workforce, the crew undertake a range of qualifications, tickets and licences to set them up for future job opportunities,” he said.

“IBN Services is developing into a major part of IBN’s broader strategy of delivering on social outcomes and building financial sustainability.”

IBN will continue to work with the North Regional TAFE to offer a new group of trainees the chance to complete the certificate next year.

To find out more about IBN Services or how to join the crew contact Kara at Indigenous Mining and Marine (IMMS) 1300 368 865 or register at imms.net.au