Employment passport project: Using VUMI eportfolios for indigenous jobseekers


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Employment passport project: Using VUMI eportfolios for indigenous jobseekers

  1. 1. Employment Passport Project: Using VUMI ePortfolios for Indigenous jobseekers Dr Michael Limerick, Partnership Facilitator, North West Queensland Indigenous Resources Industry Initiative
  2. 2. Background to the Initiative <ul><li>2007 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Queensland Resources Council, Queensland Government and Australian Government to increase Indigenous participation in mining </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2008, MoU focus has been on implementing a partnership in North West Queensland (NWQ) minerals province </li></ul><ul><li>From 2011, renegotiated MoU will expand the partnership activity to Bowen Basin region </li></ul>
  3. 3. Statement of minimum requirements for entry to work in mining <ul><ul><li>What do mines mean when they say ‘work ready’? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtained HR manager agreement about requirements such as: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>behavioural attributes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>literacy and numeracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>driver licensing, tickets etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But current resumes are poor quality and do not demonstrate work readiness for mining </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Employment Passport concept <ul><li>VUMI ePortfolio was identified as ideal format for presenting this information </li></ul><ul><li>Online resume tailored to mining companies’ requirements </li></ul><ul><li>HR managers suggested an ‘Employment Passport’ to demonstrate Indigenous jobseekers’ skills, experience and work readiness </li></ul>
  5. 5. VUMI Employment Passport <ul><li>Example Employment Passport pages using VUMI ePortfolio: </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>For jobseekers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>record qualifications and experience – storage online is useful for Indigenous jobseekers who are often itinerant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>roadmap for getting a job in the mining industry – used to map out employment pathways </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For training organisations and Job Services Australia agencies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>record jobseekers’ progress in meeting work-readiness requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>better manage jobseekers’ resume information in one place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For companies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pool of jobseekers to choose from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>comprehensive, quality-assured info about jobseeker’s suitability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>integrate with recruitment systems </li></ul></ul>Benefits of VUMI Employment Passport
  7. 7. VUMI Connect database <ul><li>VUMI Employment Passport was piloted with mining company HR managers in late 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Well-received, but companies requested a searchable database </li></ul><ul><li>VUMI Connect database developed to assist companies to find suitable jobseekers and view their VUMI Employment Passport </li></ul>
  8. 8. VUMI Connect database VUMI Connect database <ul><li>Jobseeker Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Name etc </li></ul><ul><li>TO status </li></ul><ul><li>Availability, FIFO </li></ul><ul><li>Licences, tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Jobseeker Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Name etc </li></ul><ul><li>TO status </li></ul><ul><li>Availability, FIFO </li></ul><ul><li>Licences, tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Jobseeker Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Name etc </li></ul><ul><li>TO status </li></ul><ul><li>Availability, FIFO </li></ul><ul><li>Licences, tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul>Profiles submitted by JSA,Myuma etc for jobseeker who is work-ready Resource company HR Manager given database access to search profiles on database Profile in search result links to VUMI Employment Passports compiled previously Search result
  9. 9. VUMI Connect database <ul><li>Implementation process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>training organisations and Job Services Australia providers can prepare VUMI Employment Passports with jobseekers and register them on VUMI Connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>potential to expand concept to high school leavers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>company HR managers being signed up to search database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Database has been adapted by Queensland Government for ‘Project 2800’ Indigenous employment drive </li></ul><ul><li>Strong interest in Bowen Basin for similar database </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>