Pilbara Indigenous employment program 2011 scholarships awarded
The Western Australian Country Health Service recently awarded seven Aboriginal employees a scholarship. The Pilbara Indigenous employment program's (IEP) 'Make a difference' scholarship was created to support Indigenous staff employed by the WA Country Health Service Pilbara, and provides assistance with the costs of pursuing further study or professional education.
The scholarships were awarded to:
- Harriet Fitzpatrick - Hedland Health Campus, studying Cert IV in Frontline Management
- Nadine Geary - Hedland Health Campus, studying Enrolled Nursing
- Cheryl Geary - Hedland Health Campus, studying Enrolled Nursing
- Azizah Roe - West Pilbara Population and Community Health in Karratha, studying for a Graduate Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
- Yvette Kelly - Pilbara Mental Health and Drug Service in Karratha, studying for a Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)
- Katie Papertalk - Hedland Health Campus, studying for Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)
- Sarah Jane McEwan - Hedland Health Campus, continuing study in a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education.
The IEP program is funded under the $38.2 million Pilbara health initiative; a partnership between the State Government's Royalties for regions program and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy's Pilbara Industry's Community Council (PICC) Health Initiative members (BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, North West Shelf Joint Venture, Rio Tinto and Woodside Energy). WA Country Health Service Pilbara Regional Director Tina Chinery said the IEP initiative had made a significant contribution to supporting Aboriginal staff and helping them to achieve work and study goals.
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Pilbara Indigenous Employment Program
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