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

About VTEC

The VTEC initiative was established by the Australian Government to provide employment for up to 5,000 indigenous trainees nationwide.