MEGT is pleased to be a part of a collaboration with TAFE SA, Illuka Resources and the SA Government to upskill Iluka Resource employees. As a regional Skilling South Australia project, this initiative will see 35 Iluka Resources staff participate in a newly created mining qualification, with almost half of those participants identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
Iluka Resources has implemented this new upskilling opportunity for their staff to improve performance and increase retention rates. Their remote location and lack of specialist equipment have proven to be a challenge when trying to implement training in the past. This new Skilling South Australia initiative has allowed Iluka Resources to overcome previous obstacles and restart their training initiatives.
The project aims to further skill South Australia’s workforce and to provide professional employment opportunities to employees from remote communities. It will also support indigenous students by helping them through their apprenticeship to achieve higher education completion rates and employment outcomes.
Skilling South Australia has funded this project to encourage other employers to be innovative and creative when they consider training to upskill their workforce. You can read more about it here.