A group of jobseekers who have regular attendance were chosen to participate in a more structured activity, which involved constructing arbours in Aurukun’s parks.

The jobseekers worked alongside a builder to plan and build the arbours and, in the process of doing so, gained real work skills. The men were proud of their work and pleased that the arbours they had constructed would provide shade for local children to play in.

They worked longer hours just to finish some of the work and locals who live around the park came to ask what they were doing and watch them work.

This activity helped to build these jobseekers’ work skills and confidence, preparing them for future employment opportunities.