The Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee is looking to find ways to support employment opportunities for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders who have skills relevant in any way to the maintenance and teaching of our traditional languages.
To do this, the committee is collecting information about the number of people with a range of training, experience and skills and looking to find a way to link them with service users.
Each of our communities have people with skills that can contribute to Language programs. You may have people in your community who are skilled in story telling, translating, research, or are trained child care assistants or teacher aides. Perhaps you have linguists or language project workers in a local organisation.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to provide details of skills that you have and extra skills that you need in your Language programs you can download the audit form, Indigenous Languages Skills Audit (QILAC).
Participants will help us to find out where more skills are needed, where people with expertise can find employment, and where support can be given to developing career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the field of language maintenance, teaching and preservation.