The KDCCI both establishes and supports local programs for the benefit of all sectors of business

The KDCCI has worked hard to establish and support programs and initiatives in the Pilbara, which further the interests of the greater business community. These groups become crucial networks of their own, representing sectors of our business network as a whole. Find out more about the important work these groups are involved in below.

Take advantage of the great services offered by these local programs and initiatives

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Grow Local

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Grow Local is delivered by the Karratha & Districts CCI and supported by RCCIWA. We aim to make it easy for you to get involved and find out what is happening.

Intending to connect, grow and inform, Grow Local is all about supporting local businesses to enable every opportunity for business growth.  We know how busy you are, and we know you want to be able to access information, receive relevant training and connect with the right people from the right organisations, so you can put your business in the best position to tender, bid or expand. Through the collective support of our committed contributing partners,
Grow Local focuses on building businesses and fostering sustainable local communities.

Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram, sign up for the regular e-newsletter, visit the website or get in touch with the KDCCI office, and we can help you. We can even visit your place of business for consultations.

 

Grow Local is made possible by the support, funding and genuine commitment of our contributing partners. We are proud to be working together with a collective focus on helping local business and building a long term future for our community.

Partner of the KDCCI

Karratha Young Professionals

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The Karratha Young Professionals (KYP) started in 2014 with eight volunteer members and a vision to provide relevant networking and professional development opportunities for young professionals in all industries, trades and backgrounds in Karratha. They have grown to a committee of 12 coming from a variety of fields including Real Estate, Optometry, Hospitality, Journalism, Accounting, Retail, Engineering, Marketing and Energy.

The KYP host many networking events throughout the year including business breakfasts, TedX Talks, Q&A panels, golf days and sundowners! They also host an annual awards event celebrating the achievements of young professionals in the region.

 

The KYP delivers a platform for connecting and supporting young Karratha based professionals to grow and thrive in their career pathway.

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PILBARA INDIGENOUS BUSINESS
NETWORK GROUP

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Pilbara Indigenous Business Network Group (PIBNG) is a sub-group of the Karratha & Districts Chamber of Commerce (KDCCI). They aim to support Pilbara Indigenous Businesses through networking, training and mentoring, and empower each other through knowledge and collaboration, support start-up Indigenous businesses, and enable members to gain potential contracts as a result of their membership with KDCCI and PIBNG. 

The KDCCI provides back end admin support and assists the PIBNG to facilitate its meetings, memberships, guest speakers and training.

Meetings are held every 4-6 weeks with both Indigenous businesses and significant clients including Rio Tinto, Woodside, Sodexo, Bechtel and other prominent companies.

Within a short time, their membership has grown and continues to grow. The PIBNG is proud to be affiliated with and work closely alongside the KDCCI.

SEE THE KDCCI WORKSHOPS CALENDAR FOR ALL PIBNG MEETINGS & EVENTS

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PILBARA WOMEN IN BUSINESS

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In 2019, the KDCCI launched a series of panel events connecting women and covering topics such as health and resilience in the workplace, leadership, business strategy and financial literacy. These events were prevalent and have now launched as the Pilbara Women in Business Program with panel events and business and brunch workshops delivered as a part of the program, with topics and themes tailored to the needs of local women in business.

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WORKING TOGETHER PROGRAM

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What is the Working Together Program?

The KDCCI is working together with EPIC to deliver the Working Together Program in the Pilbara, with a focus on Roebourne. The Working Together Program has a particular focus on encouraging new opportunities in small and medium enterprises, connecting student age Aboriginal people to employers.

What we do:

  • Assist to raise local employers’ awareness of the potential benefits of employing Aboriginal people and of the various types of assistance/incentives available for that purpose.
  • Assist employers to correctly list work opportunities for Aboriginal people (including full-time and part-time jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience) on the Aboriginal Services Jobs Board.
  • Assist employers to offer part-time jobs and work experience opportunities to Aboriginal high school students and school leavers.
  • Relay employers’ perspectives on the barriers to their employment of student age Aboriginal people to Jobs & Skills Centres to work together to overcome them.
  • Assist businesses to introduce and better their employment retention strategies such as cultural awareness training, mentoring etc.
 

How our services benefit the employer:

KDCCI Acknowledge and reward local employer contributions appropriately by offering the following:

  • Promotion and recognition of the employer through our ‘employer of choice’ section of our website.
  • Promotion and recognition of the employer through our ‘employer of choice’ monthly Facebook post.
  • Invitation to and priority to speak at our local job expos, networking events, workshops, Pilbara Indigenous Business Networking Group events, and other appropriate forums and events.
  • Promotion of the employer’s logo on the KDCCI Working Together Program banner, which will be displayed in the KDCCI office and at networking and other events.
  • With assistance from EPIC and the KDCCI, the employer can engage our services to assist the soon to be employed/employed student to complete their job requirements (including pre-employment paperwork, encouragement to attend work, completing employee satisfaction surveys, etc).
 

As an employer how do you get involved?

If you are interested in engaging the KDCCI or EPIC to employ your staff through the Working Together Program, please email Gabby Woulfe at events@kdcci.com.au. Please provide your availability and contact details to facilitate an initial meeting to discuss the program in detail.