More opportunities for jobs in Victoria
- Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
We are proud to announce MEGT Australia has been chosen as the Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) provider for Melbourne.
MEGT has been working with Indigenous communities across Australia for many years so it is wonderful that this work has led us to be asked to establish the Melbourne VTEC.
The VTEC model fits perfectly with MEGT’s core function of connecting skilled staff to businesses. MEGT VTEC will work in partnership with major Australian Employment Covenant (AEC) employers, GenerationOne and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
The supported employment, mentoring, communication and training model we use has been highly successful and we are delighted the VTEC program will provide even greater opportunities for Indigenous Australians. We are particularly excited to be working with businesses that have committed to Indigenous employment through the Australian Employment Covenant.
What VTEC is about
The Vocational Training and Employment Centres are designed to place more than 4,000 Indigenous Australians into employment nationally. The MEGT contract is to place at least 250 Indigenous Australians into employment in the Greater Melbourne region. The VTEC has no age restrictions.
There are other VTECs across the country. MEGT has the contract for Melbourne and is the only VTEC in Victoria.
VTEC aligns pre-employment training to real jobs with the model based on strong collaboration between employers, employment and training service providers and Indigenous communities.
VTECs are an Australian Government initiative based on the GenerationOne employment model. GenerationOne manages the Australian Employment Covenant, an industry-led initiative that has established more than 60,000 job pledges for Indigenous Australians from Australian companies.