Horizon Power

Kent Street has formed an 'Adopt a School' partnership with Western Australia's regional and remote power utility, Horizon Power.

The partnership seeks to give Aboriginal students at the school insights into future workplace opportunities and careers.

Horizon Power itself has a large number of Aboriginal customers; the company has committed to an Aboriginal Employment and Engagement Strategy under which it is aiming to grow the proportion of Aboriginal employees to 20% by 2015/16.

The Strategy seeks to increase the participation of Aboriginal people in Horizon Power employment, training and contracting opportunities. The company’s administration centre is located in the Technology Park, Bentley near the School.

Since the partnership was established, the parties have engaged on a number of activities including:

  • Aboriginal student encouragement award
  • Work experience
  • Career talks and tours (including a visit to a Horizon Power service provider, Fujitsu Australia)
  • Joint events during NAIDOC week

 Horizon Power has recruited school graduates in entry-level clerical jobs.

 For more information about Horizon Power, see www.horizonpower.com.au