Goal Indigenous Services (Goal) is excited to introduce, Goal VTEC, a partnership with the Australian Federal Government providing employment opportunities to First Australians.

Goal VTEC will identify, place and support Indigenous peoples into long term sustainable employment through a government funded work placement program.

Three males in PPE standing on construction training site.

Our VTEC staff work with candidates individually to provide work readiness skills, vocational training and post-placement support. The aim is to provide employers and employees with all the support they need to develop a long-lasting working relationship.

Goal is a majority-owned Indigenous recruitment company headed up by Xavier Clarke, former St Kilda and Brisbane Lions Player and current VFL and Development Coach at Richmond Football Club.

Xavier, a proud Larrakia and Amrreamo/Marritjavin man, is no stranger to Indigenous initiatives. He uses his passion, drive and leadership skills to work for change and positive outcomes for Indigenous people.

“Working with local employers, employment and support services and Indigenous communities, we aim to provide the employee and employers with enough resources to encourage retention at the end of the placement. “stated Xavier. “ The candidates will have enough training and support to hopefully be employed well past the assignment.”

Goal VTEC is currently providing Indigenous employees to the new Mordialloc Freeway, for Major Road Projects Victoria. Robert Dworak-Harrison, a proud Gunaikurnai man, is one of those employees.

“Before signing up to Goal VTEC, I had been job searching for three months. Within two months of registering with Goal VTEC, I successfully gained a cleaning role with a major project in the civil construction space.  That opportunity led to being offered a full time Certificate III Civil Construction Apprenticeship which I’m excited about.”

“I can now see where I may be headed and have support and financial stability. This job has given me the motivation to want to better myself and an excitement for learning a qualification” said Robert.

Robert has already recommended Goal VTEC to friends and family. “My experience has been amazing. I feel supported, Tony (Goal Social Inclusion Manager) has been amazing to work with, he has a great positive attitude towards me and my work, he always has time for me and makes me feel encouraged,” finished Robert.

Goal is part of CGH Group, a national, leading provider of human resource and recruitment services. They have offices across Australia.

To find out more about Goal and the VTEC partnership, visit www.goalis.com.au or contact the office on 03 8842 1620.

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Goal have set the bench mark for indigenous recruitment by reaching out to both client and employer to create a strong but safe working environment within the construction industry. Excellent in issues off and on the work sites have given me a career pathway to a happy and exciting future. I love working for Goal!