MIGAS Reconciliation Action Plan

Reflect:
Scoping reconciliation

 

The MIGAS Reconciliation Action Plan puts the power of education and employment to work to improve the opportunities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and instills in us the richness and vibrancy of Indigenous culture and history. As an organisation committed to fairness, diversity, equity, safety and advancing employment outcomes for all Australians, our Reconciliation Action Plan lays a platform for us to engage our staff, stakeholders and community in working towards meaningful reconciliation.

Message from our Chief Executive Officer

MIGAS is very proud to begin our journey towards reconciliation. Our core business is to source, recruit and support high quality apprentices and trainees right through to completion of their qualification, and we take this very seriously. We currently employ a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander apprentices and trainees throughout Australia who are all tracking to successfully maintain their employment right through to completion of their trade or vocational qualification. 

We look forward to developing our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan which outlines our actions and targets to promote and achieve reconciliation. As a Group Training Organisation, we will be accountable for these RAP actions across all areas of our organisation to ensure reconciliation remains the focus and is intertwined into our everyday work.

MIGAS will support our internal employees with cross-cultural training and promote opportunities for them to participate in cultural events.

MIGAS respects the cultural protocols and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and will continue to provide education, training and employment opportunities to our internal staff, apprentices and trainees.

We look forward to continuing our respectful partnerships with Reconciliation Australia and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations, families and peoples in the areas in which we operate. We recognise that these relationships will assist us greatly in understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and help build a better future for all Australians.

Craig Westwood
Chief Executive Officer

OUR COMMITMENT TO RECONCILIATION

In Australia, our society values equality, diversity and contributions from everyone. MIGAS is committed to developing our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which will create awareness and understanding across our organisation that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoy the same opportunities as other Australians.

MIGAS is and will continue to be proactive in our approach to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates with the best opportunities for employment. These opportunities may include (but not limited to):

  • Co-ordination of our HeadStart Program in metropolitan and regional high schools;
  • Facilitation and management of pre-vocational programs;
  • Development, management and co-ordination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander apprenticeship and traineeship programs with our host employers; and
  • Partnering with community networks and Indigenous employment organisations.

MIGAS is also committed to:

  • Building relationships, integrating cultural learning and developing respect for the diversity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. 
  • Developing a ’whole of community’ approach which demonstrates and highlights the key strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and how these skills can support employment pathways into apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Demonstrating a commitment from all parties and stakeholders to ensure a concerted and sustained effort to support not only the success of our Indigenous apprenticeship and traineeship programs, but also the success of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, as well as the whole community.
  • Encouraging, recognising and promoting achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and to build dreams and aspirations, to empower them and to align with their sense of place and cultural wellness.
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