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Generation Australia's Lazarus Brown talks about First Nations Support and Mentorship.

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

Lazarus Brown, also known as Laz was born in Kempsey, NSW and am one of seven kids. Laz is a proud Goori man with family ties to the Gumbaynggirr people of the mid North Coast of New South Wales through his dad and the Arrernte people of Alice Springs through his mum. Laz, Mum and Dad are very proud Aboriginal People.

Generation Australia is a non-profit organisation that help train, place and support adults into life changing careers, specifically in the tech and care sectors where we know there is high job-demand.

They work specifically with First Nations people and provide mentorship and specialist support to help them get started and succeed. Thanks to their funding partners, they provide our 12-16 week bootcamp style training programs for free.

Generation Australia are running course in web development with a prep program beforehand that will start at the end of February, and they are keen to get the word out to as many First Nations people as possible. There are courses starting soon in Salesforce, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity.

Lazarus Brown shares his story…I studied a Bachelors of Health Science (2016) at Western Sydney University but found myself in Indigenous Employment Services to begin my professional career and loved supporting Indigenous people through employment.

More recently I have worked at Western Sydney University in Indigenous Employment which was nice to go back and be an employee and now found myself at Generation Australia. I am employed at Generation Australia as the First Nations Industry Engagement Manager.

I am supporting First Nations participants within our programs to source employment support/opportunities. On the other side of this work, I work with employer partners on making sure they are putting their best foot forward to employ First Nations people from our training programs. I know great employment changing lives and as such I bring this mindset to my role each day.


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