EPIC fun for Talent Pool recruits in Hedland

20 December 2021

Members of the Royal Life Saving WA Talent Pool program recently had a very special training session with guests from Hedland’s Empowering People In Communities Inc (EPIC). 

EPIC Hedland client on a pool inflatableEPIC is a not-for-profit organisation that operates in the Pilbara and Goldfields regions of WA, offering a range of services and programs to support people with disabilities to live a more connected life within their community.

On Friday 3rd December, the Talent Pool recruits engaged with EPIC clients for a day of aquatic fun at Gratwick Aquatic Centre in Port Hedland. The session was held to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), which is recognised annually on 3rd December.

EPIC Hedland client floating on his back at Gratwick Aquatic CentreIDPwD celebrates and raises awareness of people with disability and provides an opportunity for organisations to demonstrate commitment to inclusion through equitable experiences. The Talent Pool recruits learnt how to interact and engage with people with a range of special needs.

The Talent Pool program provides skills development and employment opportunities for young Aboriginal people and works to provide ongoing employment opportunities for program graduates both within and beyond the aquatic industry.

Royal Life Saving WA Pilbara Development Officer Lauren Thompson was pleased with how well the session went. “The day was a huge success, resulting in discussions of running an access and inclusion water awareness activity every fortnight, for EPIC clients, commencing early 2022.”

Talent Pool is proudly funded by Principal Community Partner BHP. See some of the other exciting projects that have happened through Talent Pool at the link below.

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