Guildford resident Isis Alexandra Rivera is one of the 32.7 per cent of people living in the City of Swan who were born overseas.
Her curiosity to understand and explore the world brought Isis Alexandra to our island home more than five years ago.
After a career break as a chemical engineer, Isis was confronted with the prospect of looking for a job. Not sure where to start in her job search, Isis turned to the Kaleidoscope Initiative for support.
The initiative aims to harness the economic benefits of its diverse population by helping newcomers to Australia secure employment in their field of expertise and support employers to benefit from this diverse workforce.
“Someone recommended the program, so I decided to give it a go to help get the skills to get a job in WA. I was also interested in improving my local networking contacts,” said Isis.
“Right from the beginning, it struck me the level of detail and organisation the program showed as well as the success rate the program had.”
Isis said the mentoring program was in-depth and detailed, and gave her the opportunity to learn and develop skills for job hunting as a migrant living in WA. “I think the graduation ceremony reflected what inclusion and diversity is about,” she said.
“We had people from all around the world sharing their success stories when job hunting in Western Australia.”
The City of Swan is proud to be an Innovative Partner of the Kaleidoscope Initiative Opens in new window.