What is the IEET?

The Indigenous Education and Employment Taskforce (IEET) was a group of local Alice Springs stakeholders, facilitated by Desert Knowledge Australia

Formed in 2006, the goal of the taskforce was to improve education and employment outcomes for Indigenous people in Alice Springs, by encouraging partnerships and bringing together a range of people with a common purpose.

Initiatives of the IEET includde:

  • The introduction of the Alice Springs Partnerships for Success and Girls at the Centre programs in Central Australian high schools
  • The ‘What’s Your Dream?’ aspirational media campaign
  • Alice Career Connections, a website aimed at building links between school students and employers
  • Facilitation of the 2011 Alice Springs NAIDOC Awards, recognising positive role models in the community.