Category Archives: First Australians

Indigenous trainees on the path to success

Indigenous trainees on the path to success

The team at MEGT’s Indigenous Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) have been working alongside the Institute of Koorie Education (the Institute) at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds, Victoria to

Shaun takes out top honours – twice!

Shaun takes out top honours – twice!

MEGT apprentice and Wiradjuri man Shaun Gordon recently took out two top honours, being awarded NSW TAFE Western Aboriginal Apprentice of the Year and the NSW Regional Training Awards Aboriginal

NAIDOC Week 2016 – 3 July to 10 July

NAIDOC Week 2016 – 3 July to 10 July

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres

Sodexo Aboriginal School-Based Traineeship Program

Sodexo Aboriginal School-Based Traineeship Program

L - R: Johann Dalton, VET Teacher - St Lukes Catholic College; Lynn Francis, Deputy Head Teacher – Karratha High School; Tracey Stewart, VET Administrator - Karratha High School; Michael

National Reconciliation Week 2016

National Reconciliation Week 2016

What is National Reconciliation Week? Each year from 27 May to 3 June, National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Celebrating success in Yarrabah

Celebrating success in Yarrabah

A recent graduation ceremony held in Yarrabah, Far North Queensland, celebrated the first five Indigenous MEGT trainees to graduate from the Conservation and Land Management (CALM) Program run by the

The future is bright for Angela

The future is bright for Angela

MEGT is proud to celebrate the achievements of Indigenous trainee Angela Moran. Angela, a proud Wiradjuri woman from Dubbo with a deep passion for Aboriginal heritage, culture and the land,

Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Project

Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Project

MEGT’s Indigenous Apprenticeship and Traineeship Network (IATN) is proud to partner with Rail Freight Company, Aurizon in a training and employment program based in Rockhampton, Queensland. This program is funded

Lyle’s success with MEGT VTEC

Lyle’s success with MEGT VTEC

Read Lyle’s account of his experience on how he secured a traineeship through MEGT VTEC. His journey through his 12-month traineeship to complete a Certificate 3 in Information Technology speaks

Want to be a Shearer?

Want to be a Shearer?

Well known and respected indigenous shearing contractor and trainer Ian Bateman at the Merriman station, is a man on a mission. He is helping fill the nation’s shearer shortage by