Adelaide jail project giving women skills and a bit of luxury

Adelaide jail project giving women skills and a bit of luxury

Posted May 21, 2018 14:53:31 A unique project recycling project is helping female prisoners get back on their feet. A group of women at Adelaide Women’s Prison is receiving entrepreneurship training, in a bid to foster a sense of purpose and help with the transition to meaningful employment after sentences …

Vanuatu women weave colonial-era tools with business skills to get ahead in hat trade

Vanuatu women weave colonial-era tools with business skills to get ahead in hat trade

Updated May 03, 2018 12:09:54 Photo: Rosie Boylan (right) collaborates with women in Vanuatu to create woven hats. (Supplied: Pacific Trade Invest Australia) Related Story: Australian Navy ship to assist in Vanuatu volcano evacuation Related Story: Old sewing machines help restore self-esteem in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam Rosie Boylan’s bespoke …

Restoring old boats requires skills that take years to mast-er

Restoring old boats requires skills that take years to mast-er

Posted April 17, 2018 08:00:07 Photo: John Kemister wants to create opportunities to teach young people the skills involved in restoring old boats. (ABC Canberra: Hannah Walmsley) Related Story: Power tools and paintbrushes empowering women at Women’s Shed Related Story: Men’s Shed uses woodworking to support members with dementia When …

Alice Springs senior uses survival skills to spend relatively comfortable night lost in desert

Alice Springs senior uses survival skills to spend relatively comfortable night lost in desert

Posted April 11, 2018 13:07:17 Photo: Rose was located after search-and-rescue teams swept the area early the next morning. (Supplied: NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services) A 69-year-old woman who set off for a self-described “adventure before dementia” says she didn’t expect it to become so literal after spending the …

Tasmanian shipbuilder warns of skills drain with naval contracts going to SA

Tasmanian shipbuilder warns of skills drain with naval contracts going to SA

Posted April 04, 2018 08:40:45 There are concerns from a major Tasmanian shipbuilder that the Federal Government’s multi-billion-dollar naval shipbuilding program will result in a skills drain from the state, similar to what happened during the mining boom. On Tuesday, the Federal Government announced the successful tenderers for a new …