Statement of Commitment
MEGT’s overall vision is to provide training, education and employment services that make a positive difference and are accessible by all Australians. This is reflected in our dedication to reconciliation and to promoting targeted training and employment opportunities that improve the prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our organisation fosters equality, diversity and unity for all and we ensure our staff have a robust cultural awareness of the challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We encourage our staff to use this knowledge, understanding and acceptance to tailor services that will improve opportunities for our local communities.
As part of our commitment to reconciliation, MEGT’s Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan January 2018-January 2021 has been formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. This is our third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and one that will allow us to embed our long-term reconciliation initiatives into our broader business strategy. We are pleased to join with Reconciliation Australia and other organisations in a united and shared understanding of reconciliation, with the common goal of enriching the future for all Australians.
As we work towards our goal of a skilled Australia that is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, we continue to promote opportunities via our Indigenous Apprenticeship and Traineeship Network (IATN). This is a dedicated division of MEGT whose focus is not only to work with our local communities but also with key personnel within our organisation to reduce disadvantage and inequity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Our vision for reconciliation is for a united Australia where the cultures and values of Australia’s First Peoples are understood and respected. Our hope is for an Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have equal access to, and opportunities for, education, employment and health care. We will continue to build quality relationships and connections that bring our local communities together and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to achieve their goals.
MEGT (Australia) Ltd
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Our symbol: about the artist
Sonja Hodge is the artist for the design of the MEGT Indigenous Apprenticeship & Traineeship Network logo.
I was born on Yamatji land in Meekatharra W.A. My mob are the Lardil people of the Gununa (Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria).
My artworks are about the beginnings of life, the connections we have to the land, the environment that we belong to and also the monumental struggles we have gone through as a people, as a mob.
We have survived.
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