Human Rights Award 2015

Congratulations Coles supermarkets for winning the human rights award 2015.

This was due to the dynamic and dedicated team at Coles for the work they do with not only the First Steps program, but all of the other activities they do to create equity for Indigenous Australians. 
 
Attending the Human Rights Award 2015 event last week and seeing Coles be the joint winner of the Human Rights Business award was a truly amazing (and emotional) experience. 
 
The First Steps program is very successful and we are proud to be a part of something so special. 
 
Thank you to the hard work done by everyone involved in the program;
– The Coles Indigenous team 
– The Coles management team
– All of the Coles team members who support our First Steppers on their journeys
– The Australian Govt who fund the training and mentoring
– TAFE NSW (Training and Mentoring providers)
– Training Prospects (Training and Mentoring providers)
– Innovative Solutions (Training & Mentoring providers + administration support & product development)
– AIBAG (Mentoring Providers)
– Johnny Briggs (Cultural Awareness Facilitator)
– Mentoring providers
– Employment Service providers and other community organisations and individuals
– The family and friends who support our First Steppers
and of course the amazing FIRST STEPPERS . . . who work damn hard for their employment opportunities.
 
Over 600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have gained employment with Coles from this program. Coles now employ in excess of 2000 Indigenous people . . . and this number is increasing every week!
 
Very VERY proud!
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