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Study as a pathway to employment – Wali Itaka

Wali Itaka (Christine) came to Perth as a university student, 9 years ago, from Kenya. She’d completed a Bachelor Degree in IT, in Kenya, and came to Perth to study a Masters in Project Management. Her career goal was to become an IT project manager. In the early years of living in Perth, Christine found not having a permanent residency visa created barriers to gaining long term employment, while she studied.  (more…)

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Kaleidoscope Initiative Network Session

Kaleidoscope held a networking session under its Kaleidoscope Initiative Network (KIN) Program on 24 May 2018.

A large number of leaders of Professional Immigrant Associations, Cultural Organisations and Service Providers attended the event making it a grand success. (more…)

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Asian Business Council Inaugural Event and the Celebration of African Day

The Kaleidoscope Team works with many community and professional groups to coordinate strategies to assist with newcomer employment. We are continually expanding the professional associations, business partners and community groups we work with. If you are interested in joining Kaleidoscope as a partner, accessing our online tools and expanding employment opportunities for all newcomers then please contact us

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The meandering journey to your professional peak, Eva Mwakichako

Over the last 15 years, Eva Mwakichako has made the most of every opportunity in Australia.

Eva changed career paths many times, adding new skills to her already impressive resume. Finally, her persistence paid off and she found her dream job which utilised the skills she had acquired along the way.

Being flexible and enjoying every step of a meandering career path was my approach

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atWork Career Pathways Pilot for Refugees

A skilled refugee on the atWork Career Pathways Pilot for Refugees

Magd Nana, a civil engineer and refugee from Syria, was one of the first people to register for the Career Pathways Pilot for Refugees (CPP) with atWork Australia in Perth.

Since his arrival in Australia around 18 months ago, Magd faced many challenges in finding employment in his area of expertise. The main obstacle was his lack of Australian work experience. (more…)

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A Job Plan directed Nirmal on the path to success

Nirmal Singh migrated to Australia from India three years ago on a skilled migrant visa. He already had a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and some work experience. But when he arrived he found it difficult to find a job as he didn’t have an Australian qualification or work experience. (more…)

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The KALEIDOSCOPE Initiative is all about harnessing the economic benefits of migration by supporting newcomers to obtain employment in their field of expertise and building the capacity of employers to reap the rewards of a diverse workforce.
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