The award recognises exemplary skills development collaborations between at least one employer/ industry body and at least one organisation delivering nationally recognised training.
This is the second year in a row that Transformed has accepted the award for the work delivered in collaboration with the Shared Services Centres of the Department of Employment and Department of Education and Training for the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP).
The IAGDP is a 15-month program which has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2012. The program combines ongoing employment with structured learning and aims to increase the representation of Indigenous Australians working in the Australian Government.
Over the past four years Transformed has delivered diploma level qualifications in government with specialisations in Project management, community capacity and procurement and contract management for the IAGDP with over 600 participants having completed the program – this is an over 95% completion rate, compared to an industry average of 35%.
The impact of a program of this type is not only the transformation of the lives of the participants but the personal enrichment and reward experienced from being involved in an initiative that successfully contributes to social equity and opportunity for under-represented groups.
More on the awards can be found here – http://www.cmtedd.act.gov.au/skillscanberra/act-training-awards/2016-winners
Transformed now becomes a finalist in the Australian Training Awards to be held in Darwin in November.