Show Me The Way Blog

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

SA program a winner

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

A PROGRAM designed to improve the success of Indigenous students in South Australia received national recognition at the 2017 Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) Industry Awards in Perth.

Heathgate Resources received the Indigenous Employment and Retention Award for its program, which aims to change future generations’ attitudes toward school and careers.

The company has a target of ensuring 20% of its employees are Adnyamathanha people from SA.

“Through its negotiated native title agreement, Heathgate acknowledged the shortage of potential candidates if the trend continued and were proactive in
ensuring sustainability and longevity of its workforce,” AMMA’s Tara Diamond said.

Heathgate developed its Aboriginal School Mentoring Program to provide a dynamic educational experience offering Aboriginal school students the belief and confidence to finish school along with the skills to identify career choices.

“The Heathgate program focuses on improving Indigenous students’ chances of finishing school and gaining a greater understanding of the opportunities
available for them by working in the resources industry,” Ms Diamond said.

“It’s important to have these types of programs which provide opportunities for students to work on their own land while gaining vital and interchangeable
skills for the future.”

Program partners include Career Employment Group (CEG), Port Augusta Secondary School and Nature Foundation SA.
Career guidance and mentoring, on-site work experience opportunities, and training and career opportunities all ..

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Deadly students recognised

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

MORE than 100 Indigenous secondary school students have been recognised at the University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Deadly Ways Awards ceremony.
The reception, which acknowledged the involvement of participants, mentors and community volunteers in the Deadly Ways – Our Ways and More Ways programs, was held at USQ Springfield.

USQ vice-chancellor Jan Thomas said it was wonderful to see many young people taking part and benefiting from the programs.

“These programs are vital, as it shows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students the importance of cultural knowledge, leadership and learning,” she said.

“It also helps build the aspirations of the students through face-to-face mentoring and engagement with parents, teachers and the Indigenous community.

“I am confident that this experience will give the students the skills and belief to go on and achieve anything in life.”

Many of the students from the 11 schools in the Lockyer Valley, Darling Downs and Queensland south-west attended a three-day camp at Lake Moogerah.

The camp, which connects Year 10 students with young leaders and mentors, included activities such as cultural workshops, raft building, rope courses, traditional games and team building exercises.

The head of USQ’s College for Indigenous Studies Education and Research (CISER), Tracey Bunda, said the students left the camp with a sense of pride and the confidence to become leaders.

“This Lake Moogerah camp was important because it will help to give the young people the motivation to finish high school and consider university as a desirable and achievable study option,” she said.

“It was conducted with Year 11 and 12 leaders and mentors from each school. The students in these roles have previously been participants of the camp.”

USQ Indigenous engagement officer Melanie Waters said the camp was designed to promote leadership, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and teamwork.
“It was great to see the students enthusiastic to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and cultivate new traditional skills through cultural dances,” she said.

“Some of students even performed three traditional dances of the Yuggera tribe at the awards ceremony.”

The Deadly Ways program is funded through the Federal Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.
Downland College students at the Deadly Ways awards ceremony with Elder Uncle Henry Thompson

The Koori Mail is a media partner of Show Me The Way


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Successful Partnership enters new phase

Show Me The Way and the team at Ogilvy met last week to discuss the new website build for our student sites. Ogilvy has worked in partnership with SMTW since 2010 to produce successful secure and engaging online environments, creating greater opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students around Australia. 

L to R: Chris Maguire, SMTW General Manager and from Ogilvy, Daniel Tome, Tech Lead, Grant Price, Digital Account Director and Jason Davey, Head Digital.


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Westpac RAP 2015-17 Launch

Westpac Group 2015-2017 Reconciliation Action Plan Launch, Friday 22 August 2014.
Westpac Group CEO, Gail Kelly and Chris Maguire, Show Me The Way General Manager.
Photo by Tomasz Machnik, Lead Photographer for Flashpoint Labs


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