Burnie Works is inviting interested community members to become Community Knowledge Collectors.
Burnie Works Chair Chris Lynch said, “a Community Knowledge Collector is someone in the community who has the ability to capture the stories that help paint a picture of what is happening in that community, so the information can be used to contribute to making positive change.”
A Community Knowledge Collector is a person who takes an interest in their community, the opportunities, and challenges it faces. A Community Knowledge Collector will help collect information and stories from the community as part of understanding the impact of an issue on the community. This knowledge is then brought together with other information to shape community action.
The role of Community Knowledge Collectors is to bring additional insight not provided through other data sources such as the Census.
“To help those who wish to be a Community Knowledge Collector, Burnie Works has teamed up with UTAS so that Community Knowledge Collectors receive the best training and support.”
Interested community members are encouraged to visit the Burnie Works website to find out what it takes to be an effective Community Knowledge Collector, as well as information on the UTAS course. Community Knowledge Collectors will receive a fully subsidised training course, equal to one credit toward further university study (UTAS courses) and there will be opportunities for Community Knowledge Collectors to work with Burnie Works and be reimbursed.
If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please contact:
Shandel at Burnie Works
Ph: 0490 448 491
Expressions of interest close on Wednesday 21 September 2022.
Burnie Works and UTAS are delivering the Community Knowledge Collector Project as part of the Australian Governments Stronger Places, Stronger People initiative.