MiHaven | Cairns, QLD

Training for long-term employment

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MiHaven helps unemployed Indigenous Australians enter long-term employment by providing training in construction, retail, early childhood, aged/disability care and hospitality.
 

More about MiHaven ↓

MiHaven is a for-profit business that helps chronically unemployed Indigenous Australians enter long-term employment by providing them with training in construction, retail, early childhood, aged/disability care and hospitality. As a construction company and a registered training organisation, MiHaven can provide apprenticeships and certificates.

MiHaven runs a 20-week training program, MiLife Change Program where trainees work 35 hours a week and confront their personal barriers, such as lack of work experience, low numeracy and literacy, scars of domestic violence, chronic health issues, and addictions to drugs and alcohol. The program features a life skills component, led by strong and experienced Indigenous mentors.

Sefa's support ↓

In a pilot project, the MiHaven Property Fund (MPF), purchased an old Queenslander-style house on a large block in Cairns, using Sefa loan finance. The land was sub-divided, the original house renovated and a stylish inner city home built on the land. Both properties were then sold.

Impact achieved ↓

Upon completion, graduates received a Certificate II in warehousing and construction.

Outcome areas inlcude: training and qualifications, empowerment, social inclusion, increased employment outcomes.

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