Celebrating Indigenous training opportunities

Celebrating Indigenous training opportunities

  • Published on Thursday 30 July, 2015
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Sodexo, in collaboration with MEGT have embarked on their second GenerationOne VTEC Hospitality program, designed to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers with holistic training and provide a sustainable employment pathway.

The national program delivers a series of job-specific training components to equip trainees with the skills to kick-start their careers within the resources hospitality industry and prepare them for remote life working. The VTEC work-ready program is also delivered sensitively to support Indigenous cultures and ways of working.

A total of 18 trainees commenced the program on 18th June, kicking off the course with an informal information day as a chance for everyone to meet. MEGT representatives guided each trainee through the contract signing and training enrollment process, providing expert, friendly support.

Upon graduation, the VTEC trainees receive a Certificate II in Hospitality and commence full-time hospitality roles within Sodexo’s remote site operations across WA. Sodexo has a proud history in the vocational training area, incorporating traineeship pathways into all job roles. Future training opportunities for VTEC Hospitality graduates include Certificate III training in Hospitality; Cleaning Operations and Business Administration.

Pictured: Sodexo VTEC Hospitality program participants, with MEGT, atWork Australia and Sodexo Management at the Regional Support Office, Perth W.A