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Delivering Diversity for South Australia’s Power Networks

Delivering diversity for South Australia's Power Networks

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Adrian Jeremiah, the IT Portfolio Manager of SA Power Networks was exploring pathways into IT for Indigenous South Australians as a part of his role in leading the Cultural stream of their Diversity and Inclusion Committee. As a result of a long-term strategic partnership with Tim Browne, Adrian was quickly introduced to Garu InfoTech. 

This connection led to the placement of Jarrod O’Callaghan, an Indigenous Software Engineer, on their Agile Team during NAIDOC week in November 2020, where he is working on developing apps and tools that assist the business in project delivery and making the day-to-day operations efficient for field crew.

“SA Power Networks is honoured to be associated with Garu and having Jarrod part of our team. Being part of a pioneering initiative that creates mainstream IT opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities means we get to play a small part in this great venture,” says Adrian.

Reflecting on this partnership, Brenz believes the opportunity to deliver digital transformation services to SA Power Networks will catapult the creation of further opportunities for Indigenous employment within the ICT sector.

Garu understands that digital transformation of an organisation is one of the greatest challenges for companies. The team’s dedication and experience provide the opportunity to work closely with, guide and support organisations to achieve their goals.

“This means looking at the needs of the whole organisation and find the right people for the right job,” says Brenz. “By working with Adrian and his team to place Jarrod, we’ve done just that. This engagement is one example of how we can enable our Indigenous staff to obtain industry experience and build on their professional capabilities in the ICT sector,” Brenz said.

This is a collaborative initiative for Australia’s Indigenous community, and we welcome additional partners as well as those seeking placement in entry level IT positions. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us.

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If you’re seeking a way to diversify your team and rediscover how Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultural intelligence can assist in fostering a different way of thinking, we can help you.

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