Dean Wynne has a business that has the potential to change the future for young Noongar people in South West WA. Dean’s business, Indigenous Workabout, is an excellent initiative  – it provides the platform to mentor young Aboriginal people back into the workforce through positions in the building industry.

Dean’s a big believer in the healing effect of work and aims to develop the skills of participants and get them back on track through real work. He is an exceptionally hard worker and has real expertise in engaging youth and supporting them in a leadership role.

The company specialises in high quality painting services, an arena that is fiercely competitive in Western Australia, however Indigenous Workabout has the unique advantage of being a fully owned indigenous company with a solid track record and a number of high-profile clients.

Red Ochre has developed a specific business plan with Indigenous Workabout focusing on its strengths and providing the framework to grow the business. It’s a great model and makes more than just business sense –this methodology could provide a great case study for successful Aboriginal youth engagement.


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