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Anthony Pietrobelli – proud Wiradjuri man

Anthony Pietrobelli is a proud Wiradjuri man who is completing an Engineering Mechanical apprenticeship with HVTC Illawarra while hosted to BlueScope. Anthony chose to do an apprenticeship as he sees it as a stepping stone to undertaking further education in the mechanical field and enjoys the hands-on experience and diverse learning environment the apprenticeship pathway…

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Eva Haynes of the Pitjantjatjara Anangu nation

Eva Haynes is an Indigenous trainee who is completing a Cert III Indigenous Land Management with HVTC while hosted to Origin Energy – Eraring. Initially from South Australia, Eva is part of the Pitjantjatjara Anangu nation and feels a strong connection to her country and people. In her role as an Indigenous Land Management trainee,…

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Muriel Welin of Kalkatungu and Wakka Wakka nations

Meet Muriel Welin – an Indigenous trainee who is completing a Cert IV in Recordkeeping with HVTC while hosted to Goulburn Mulwaree Council. Muriel pursued the traineeship pathway to gain knowledge and experience in an area she is interested in and has enjoyed learning more about Council during her time with them. Her role involves…

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ATC Launches new company shirt to celebrate NAIDOC week

The Apprentice & Traineeship Company CEO Stan Liaros thought it fitting that our RAP artwork designed by local artist Tahlia Bennell be highlighted in a special NAIDOC week uniform for staff. “As a company it is important that we celebrate and recognise the importance of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and be involved…

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Five people stand in front of a mottled wall. A woman and a young man hold a painting between them. It is predominantly orange and yellow in colour with a circle at centre connected to other circles radiating from the first.

Stunning Indigenous designs reflect life-changing journeys

When the National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) was seeking Indigenous artwork designs for its website and corporate brochures, it was fortunate to be referred to brilliant Aboriginal graphic designer, Rhonda Sampson. Rhonda is a proud Kamilaroi woman who has designed artwork for the Mental Health Commission of NSW, One Door Mental Health, Souths Cares, Youth…

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Jessie Murray – Maxima Group

Jessie grew up in Albury with his family and attended James Fallon High School, which was local to the area. After completing year level 10 Jessie decided that he would like to follow a trade career and commenced an Apprenticeship in Carpentry, unfortunately this only last for 12 months as the employer ran out of…

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Luke Dunrobin – Gforce Employment Solutions

Luke Dunrobin, grew up in Mackay and completed Year 12 at Mackay Christian College. After school Luke started a carpentry apprenticeship but was unable to continue due to lack of work availability. Luke worked as a cleaner for 6 months in a family business however once again work availability declined and Luke was out of…

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Wilfred Cox – Kimberley Group Training

A former Kununurra Clontarf Academy graduate, Wilfred experienced a path full of twists and turns before deciding to pursue a career pathway in Carpentry and Joinery. Originally offered an apprenticeship when straight out of year 12, he was not able to continue on his trade back then.  In Wilfred’s words “I was not quite ready…

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