With class numbers originally set for 16 staff, nobody knew that so many Civil Works Assistants would turn up from Papunya and neighbouring communities Mt Liebig and Haasts Bluff to do the three day Certificate 2 in Rural Operations training. When this first time course offered at Papunya recently drew an attendance of 24 eager learners, the organising team from Centre for Appropriate Technology, MacDonnell Shire and Central Desert Shire Councils knew they were delivering much needed training with qualifications that support a career path toward future promotion opportunities into management and leadership roles.

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