MEGT engaged to help young Gold Coast job seekers find work, including in ECEC

MEGT engaged to help young Gold Coast job seekers find work, including in ECEC

by Freya Lucas

March 07, 2022

Not-for-profit business MEGT has been formally appointed to deliver employment services to help disadvantaged young Australians find work in the Gold Coast employment region, including in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. 


MEGT, which commenced operations in 1982, is Australia’s largest and only national Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) while also offering national Recruitment management and state-based Employment Services.


The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has engaged MEGT to connect young people at risk of long-term unemployment with a broad range of education and training opportunities to help them find meaningful jobs which suit their skills and interests.


Aimed at young people aged between 15 and 24 years, the service will operate on Queensland’s Gold Coast as part of the Federal Government’s Transition to Work (TtW) program.


TtW will operate under the ‘Workforce Australia’ banner, which commences on July 1st this year and includes aspects of the previous Job Active initiative.


“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to help young people develop important skills and pathways that will help them find employment, and to address broader issues such as generational unemployment,” said MEGT CEO Bridie Gildea.


“In what is now our 40th year of business, it’s especially rewarding to be expanding and enhancing our services to provide a positive employment future for our young people. We look forward to helping with the training and qualifications they need to find the jobs which match their skills and interests, providing a pipeline of workforce skills to benefit all Australians well into the future”.


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