400 guests attended the 2013 MEGT Melbourne graduation, held at the Melbourne Park Hyatt on Monday night, 18th November 2013.
Employability skills is what MEGT is all about and the Graduation ceremony celebrates the hard work students have put in to not only their theoretical studies, but also the workplace application. Because the qualifications they have achieved are competency-based, with real workplace skils -- employability skills.
Plenty of people make a living out of market forecasts about what will happen to Australia’s economy and the future of our economy will indeed impact on many Australians. But the graduates from competency-based training have set themselves up for life with a nationally recognised qualification combined with actual workplace experience. The combination of the two is powerful and well worth the time and effort they have put into their studies and work.
MEGT empowers people to achieve a career – to take their place in society that contributes to society and that will support them and their loved ones and does this through its Education Department. MEGT Institute provides the training for the types of skills the graduates have acquired. Through MEGT Recruitment and Management Services - actually employing over 900 apprentices and trainees across Australia, and across 33 different trades; ensuring they are job-ready, placing them in a variety of workplaces for hands-on experience, ensuring they get the right training, standing beside them to ensure they are safe and have every chance of completing their qualification – providing mentoring along the way. Through MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre - providing the administrative assistance that helps employers and their apprentices and trainees with the processes and paperwork involved and acting on behalf of the Australian Government. And through Workforce Planning Australia - helping businesses plan for their future and current workforce skills needs.
The common thread – our vision and mission – is employability skills that empower people to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
The graduation is the occasion for all our services to come together – all those that participated in supporting the graduates – as well as family, friends and employers – to acknowledge the work these graduates have put into establishing themselves in the workforce. Special thank yous go to sponsors for the event: The Reject Shop, RESA and Bosch. Each of the sponsors is integrally involved with apprenticeships and traineeships so has a close connection with the graduates' achievements. MEGT also acknowledges the support provided to the graduates from friends and family – but really the graduates did this for themselves. The graduates kept plugging on with an eye on the prize – this highly valuable combination of a national qualification combined with workplace experience. It’s their celebration.
Outstanding achievement was recognised through the following Awards.
- MEGT Recruitment and Management Services Apprentice of the Year - Paul Tran
- Bosch Power Tools winners
- MEGT Trade Skills Centre Apprentice of the Year - Pat McSweeney
- Trade Skills Centre 2013 Carpentry Apprentice - Scott Uit Den Bogaard
- Trade Skills Centre Pre-apprenticeship in Electrotechnology - Jacob Fevreau
- Trade Skills Centre Outstanding Achievement - Chris Hewitt
- MEGT Institute, The Reject Shop Graduate of the Year - Natalie Annetts
- The MEGT Recruitment and Management Services Host Employer of the Year - City of Whitehorse
- The MEGT Institute Graduate of the Year - Trevor Granger
The MEGT Recruitment and Management ServicesTrainee of the Year - Bronwyn Mongta
Congratulations to all graduates.