Our very own Nudge Trainee of the Year (2021) and  Alumni Member Calli-Rose Woods, was one of the incredible 600 First Nations women delegates from across Australia at the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) National Summit held from 9-11 May 2023, on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country (Canberra).

The convening of the National Summit was as an outcome of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project, led by Commissioner June Oscar AO, in partnership with the National Indigenous Australians Agency, as a once-in-a-generation platform for agreement-making where First Nations women came together to raise their collective voice, and determine the way ahead.

Women from all across the country gathered to share their voice on how the nation can improve its approach in advancing the rights, health, safety, well-being and prosperity of First Nations women and girls.

When Nudge caught up with Calli a little earlier this week, she shared a little about the opportunity to be a part of the National Summit as a youth delegate. Calli spoke of her amazing experience and knowledge gained through the opportunity to be present in a room, abound with energy, from women who wanted to talk, to be heard, and to be the change that they wanted to see.

Calli reflected a little on her journey to date, and the benefit of having the opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Business Support. Competing a traineeship helped her to gain a belief in herself, giving her the confidence to work towards her future dreams and aspirations.  Graciously acknowledging the support of Nudge and her Nudge mentor, Acacia, ‘she really gave me the confidence to get in there and get things done”.

To hear more from this amazing young woman, grab a cuppa and take 5 minutes to listen to her conversation with Adi Francis in the ABC Studios.

Meet one of 600 incredible women at the inaugural summit of First Nations women in Canberra – ABC Canberra



In March 2022 Nudge partnered with the City of Rockingham  to work together to create a Youth Employment Program (YEP).  The City  had a vision of creating a workforce for the future by tapping into the talent and skills of young people in the community while leading a culture that values young talent and the contribution they make to the team.

The vision would be achieved through the creation of a YEP for young people between 16-24 years of age who are keen to undertake a career in local government through a traineeship/apprenticeship.

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As we approach the end of 2022, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our Nudge partners, stakeholders, and networks, for making 2022 another year of great achievement, highlighted by the diversification of partnerships created in new and existing industries, new entrants into the workforce and young people celebrating the completion of the traineeship and attainment of goals.

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At the recent Nudge Sundowner and Training Awards, Lynette was announced as the recipient of the Clerical Trainee of the Year Award for her efforts and dedication to her traineeship journey and her high calibre work output for her employer. A well-deserved recognition of the work she has done over the past 12 months.

Lynette Garlett commenced her traineeship and employment journey in December 2021 on the Leach Welshpool Alliance (LWA) project, undertaking a Business Support Traineeship.

Her bubbly, positive attitude, well-managed approach to multi-tasking her busy personal life and her desire to learn and develop professionally, saw her stand-out as the preferred trainee for the LWA project.

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Nudge help young people kickstart their career with confidence through a personalised approach that means we’re able to help trainees build the work skills, life skills and confidence they need to succeed, supported by employers and colleagues who understand how to nurture young talent that enriches their business.

Traineeships and apprenticeships are the perfect introduction to a workplace and its expectations. Our team of recruitment specialists, training experts and mentors work one-on-one with young people and employers across Western Australia to gain the skills and knowledge required in a real-world, practical setting ensuring that young people are set up for future success in their chosen career path.

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The annual Nudge Sundowner and Training Awards is an opportunity for young people and employers to come together to recognise the contribution that young people make to the WA business community.

This year the Nudge Sundowner and Training Awards, proudly supported by DevelopmentWA was held at Nowhereman Brewing Company on 16th November with over 100 people in attendance from 46 businesses, it was an evening to be remembered.

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It is with great excitement to share the finalists of the 2022 Nudge Training Awards, with the winners to be announced at the 2022 Nudge Sundowner, proudly supported by DevelopmentWA, on Wednesday 16th November.

We want to congratulate and acknowledge the following Employers and Trainees/Apprentices for their outstanding effort:

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At Nudge we create an employment ripple effect that transforms young lives and enriches workplaces, building capabilities, confidence and thriving workplace cultures.

A highlight of the Nudge Annual Sundowner held each year is announcing the winners of the Nudge Training Awards. The awards, which are in their 4th year, recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of employers and trainees over the past year within the Nudge network.

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At Nudge, we create an employment ripple effect that transforms young lives and enriches workplaces, building capabilities, confidence and thriving workplace cultures.

An example is Shenay Mew, supported by Nudge Shenay commenced at Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) in January 2017 to undertake a Certificate III and IV Business Administration traineeship within the Training Department. Upon completing her traineeship in January 2019, Shenay was offered the Training Services Support Officer full-time position.

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