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Media Release - IPROWD students confident in Police career

TAFE New England staff and members of the community gathered at the Tamworth campus today to officially welcome 12 Aboriginal students, from across the region, to the IPROWD (Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery) course.

Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, Sergeant Michael Moy from Oxley Local Area Command and state IPROWD program representative, Kylie Giusti attended the ceremony to address the students with words of encouragement and support as they continue their studies towards the NSW Police recruitment program.

The IPROWD program was developed by the NSW Police Force and TAFE NSW. After completion of the program, TAFE New England provides support and assistance to complete applications, medicals and to attend the fitness and psychometric tests as part of the NSW Police recruitment process.

TAFE New England Aboriginal Learning Circle Manager, Shaun Allan, said “Our students have identified a career path and it is very rewarding for us, as a training provider, to be able to help Aboriginal students achieve their career goals and eventually get them back to assist their communities”, Mr Allan said.

“The students’ eagerness to successfully complete the program, and their self-confidence, has increased since they commenced the program on 22 February and this was evident as each of the students addressed the crowd of friends and family members today”, Mr Allan said.

Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, said “Hearing the students speak today about their personal journey and why they want to join the NSW Police service fills you with confidence for the future of law enforcement in NSW.

“I wish the students the best of luck in their studies, we are so proud of them for joining the program and I am sure they will continue to make us proud in to the future.