High quality early childhood education and care is accessible for most Australians, but for many parents inhabiting islands scattered across 48,000 square kilometres in the Torres Strait, this has not always been the case.
Did you know as many as 3,000 Indigenous Australians are running their own businesses? They are working in diverse fields such as agriculture, tourism, the arts, media and IT, as well as in retailing and transport, just to name a few.
Joshua Toomey joined Ausgrid in 2006 through its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pre-Apprenticeship Program.
With focus, dedication and commitment, Joshua gained a highly sought after Australian Apprenticeship with the company and his story has been featured in this year’s Closing the Gap Prime Minister's Report.