An opportunity was identified to employ Aboriginal youth within the rapidly expanding field of renewable energy and electrical contracting.
A prevalence for fly-in fly-out installations of regional power systems is emerging whilst local workforces and employment and training opportunities are bypassed.
The creation of Tjintju Energy is designed to halt this practice, ensuring that a highly skilled workforce is located regionally to provide not only installation but also ongoing maintenance repairs and upgrades.
Tjintju Energy is ably led by Barron Bonney, who has vast experience and contacts within the Aboriginal communities, as well as labour hire, employee sourcing and community development, with Jim providing decades of pioneering and lateral thinking renewable energy experience, electrical contracting and apprentice and trainee support, with a ready to go workforce of skilled trades and administration.
Jim Thomson, as principal of Outback Energy Supply (OES), has been providing a range of electrical solutions in a diverse range of resource and rural industries for over 30 years. Since 1999, Jim has been applying his electrical background to the renewable energy field.
The founder of Indigo Mining Services, Barron now focuses on business development and mentoring. Community-minded and client- focused, he has a reputation for excellent interpersonal and communication skills.