When the Australian Government announced the additional Kickstart funding for small and medium sized Building and Construction trades on 23rd October, a community-based not-for-profit organisation, MEGT, decided to pass on the funding they receive – and add to it.
Colin McCabe, General Manager... - November 22, 2012
A new 24 hour hotline service for employers, apprentices and trainees along with online Australian Apprenticeship status has been proving highly popular with customers. - October 20, 2012
Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited Cosmos Inc with MEGT in Hobart to launch a trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme for those with disabilities aged 15-24 years old.
MEGT Institute State Manager Nicole Gayewski, said she was thrilled for Cosmos to be in a position to run the trial. “They... - October 12, 2012
When Catherine Nicola left school she thought she would be working in a hospital. But through her traineeship with MEGT at Sydney Water she has been working at a water treatment plant and as a Scheduling Assistant. And loves it. - October 11, 2012
Working on cars, fixing mowers and anything else with an engine as he was growing up has paid off for Jonathan Richardson, who is now hired out by MEGT Group Training to Sydney Water, where he is doing his Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical apprenticeship.
These days, Mr Richardson works... - October 01, 2012
Australia’s world’s best practice model of education leading to employment will be on show in October when 12 delegates from TVET Institutions and supporting organisations in Mindanao in the Philippines will visit Australia. - September 28, 2012
Mining, construction and services industry leader Thiess has formalised its partnership with MEGT Australian apprenticeships Centre to equip its apprentices and trainees with the skills to meet future project commitments.
This follow the recently released Queensland Energy and Telecommunications Industry... - September 20, 2012
On Friday 31st August, MEGT Institute won the ACPET Social Inclusion Initiative award for its Skills Potential Program. The program is a collaboration involving MEGT Institute with Cosmos Inc, Tasmanian government funding and local businesses to provide holistic education and workplace experience for... - September 07, 2012
Recent reforms to the Australian Apprenticeships system in Australia have been introduced in order to provide more consistency across states, address specific industry skills needs and encourage increased completion rates of apprentices and trainees. The biggest changes have been to address apprentice completion rates and engage older people in the workforce through an Australian Apprenticeship. - August 26, 2012
The WorldSkills competition showcases excellence in apprenticeships and traineeships. Alexandra Vasiliadis needs help to compete in Sydney. - August 20, 2012
Mossman Gorge Centre opening celebrates Indigenous jobs and sustainable tourism. Not just training – skills for real jobs. The official opening of the new $20 million Mossman Gorge Centre eco-tourism business north of Cairns has turned a 20-year dream into reality for the local Indigenous community. Roy Gibson, an elder of the Kuku Yalanji people in Mossman dreamed of this Centre as a means of protecting his people’s heritage as well as providing them with sustainable jobs. - August 17, 2012
Steve Kartsaklis has been working on engines for 25 years. He has stayed on in the industry because making engines work is part of his very being. His passion for the trade and satisfaction in a job well done was what he was looking for in an apprentice he believed would be capable of taking over from... - August 14, 2012
A not for profit organisation has good news for job seekers and businesses across Australia. The Australian government has recently contracted MEGT to expand its offices in every state of Australia and in the Australian Capital Territory in order to help employers with their apprentices and trainees. - July 02, 2012
Two long-standing local community Group Training Organisations, Mentor and MEGT have partnered to ensure 55 young apprentices and trainees continue their employment and work experience with host employers in the South West region of Victoria and are employing more staff to support them.
It is critical... - June 10, 2012
In order to help employers with their apprentices and trainees, the Australian government has recently contracted MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre to set up permanent offices in 39 locations in addition to its existing 58 offices across Australia.
Along with the new offices come new jobs for 180... - May 07, 2012
MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre is contracted by the Australian government to provide free advice to businesses about upskilling their staff through apprenticeships and traineeships. - May 07, 2012
Having a disability can throw all sorts of challenges in the way of an individual enjoying the respect and personal fulfilment of taking their place in the workforce and achieving their potential.
This is where the partnership of the business sector, community groups, government and the individuals... - May 05, 2012
MEGT Institute will launch its Electrotechnology courses on 27 April. This is a skills need trade that is in high demand. Mel has worked hard to get the courses right and incorporate state of the art technology. - April 25, 2012
Andrew is the first full electrical apprentice for this brand new Trade Skills Centre. Electrical apprentices are in short supply and demand for them is very high. This is a skills shortage area in Australia. - April 24, 2012
A female electrician is unusual for the trade. Electrotechnology is a huge skills shortage industry in Australia and Paula Elstrek is a maverick. She is teaching others in a brand new Trade Skills Centre that has been fitted out with state of the art technology. - April 23, 2012
Until November 2010 MEGT Group Training will pass on the $3,350 Kickstart Bonus to all Australian employers – of any sized business – if they employ an apprentice aged 19 years or under, in a skills needs occupation*. - July 03, 2010