Accessible learning for Indigenous Australians

Accessible learning for Indigenous Australians

  • Published on Friday 14 March, 2014
  • 2 min. read

Strong friendships and networks are formed by student alumni at many educational institutions and at the MEGT Institute classes in Mossman Gorge Centre Ralph Daniel and Elma Whap strengthen both their career and life futures with bonds of love.

The residential traineeship for Indigenous Australians at Mossman Gorge Centre means students don’t need to travel great distances in order to study for their nationally recognised vocational qualification and gain workplace experience at the same time. The MEGT Institute classrooms, student accommodation and Mossman Gorge Centre have been collocated to make learning more accessible for Indigenous Australians from all over Queensland and NSW.

Indigenous apprenticeships

The facility brings support for employment skills together in the one place: MEGT Institute, MEGT Recruitment and Management Services, MEGT’s Australian Apprenticeships Centre and MEGT’s Indigenous Apprenticeship and Traineeship Network with additional resources provided by the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program and overall project management from the Indigenous Land Corporation via Voyages Mossman Gorge Centre.

“We are pleased to support such a worthwhile program which provides Indigenous students with the skills required for a long and rewarding career in hospitality,” said Peppers Beach Club GM, Jeremy Nordkamp.

The program aims to offer successful graduates full time positions at the Voyages Ayres Rock Resort, which is also able to accommodate working couples and families.

Graduating and going on to permanent full time positions with the resort would be another dream come true for Mr Daniel and Ms Whap.