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ESO Graduation Ceremony

The Shire is very proud to announce the graduation of three ESO staff at the recent graduation ceremony in Alice Springs. The ceremony was held at the Desert Lantern Restaurant on Friday 18 October.

Leston Spencer, Gibson Long and Marcus Briscoe were presented with their Certificate II in Remote Area Essential Services and enjoyed a lunch with their classmates and representatives from Charles Darwin University, Power Water and Central Desert Shire.

These men have been working for 18 months attending four blocks of training in Alice Springs and on site training and assessment on their communities.

Significant assistance was provided by a range of people including Derek Cooper from CDU, Jon Harris from PWC and Group Training Northern Territory. Glenn Irvine, Ian Jackson, Ashley Rice and Phil Littler from CDS also consistantly supported the training and development of the Trainees.

This qualification has enabled Gibson and Marcus to be appointed as the ESO's at Yuelamu where they look after the recently commissioned water treatment plant in addition to their routine ESO duties that includes looking after the airstrip.

The Shire is commited to training and the development of skills that enable local people to perform jobs in their community that are well paying and fulfilling at both vocational and emotional levels.

Please contact your RJCP provider if you are interested in working with the ESO in your community. Alternately you can contact Trevor Twyman, our Essential Services Supervisor, on 0458 447 746.