In early April, South West Gateway Alliance (SWGA) held the graduation of its sustainable employment program, Yaka Dandjoo.

Two primary objectives of the program are to create a pipeline of skilled workers to support ongoing infrastructure project delivery and boost permanent employment in WA.

This month a cohort of 18 participants successfully graduated from the program and have since received several offers of employment at local infrastructure projects.

MACA Chief Development Officer David Greig said MACA is pleased to be supporting the Yaka Dandjoo Program.

“MACA is proud to be working alongside all participants in the SWGA to deliver its third cohort of graduates in this program. There is an expectation of many more to come.

“It’s fantastic to see meaningful connections being made and a recognition by the participants that the skills learnt in the civil construction industry can provide a pathway to develop long-lasting employment in this region and beyond,” said David.

Facilitated by SWGA and Main Roads WA, the six-phased program offers life skills education, accredited training, workplace exposure, as well as ongoing mentorship and training.

Members of our leadership team were pleased to attend the graduation ceremony, including Rachel Rees and Nick Marinelli (Non-Executive Directors), Geoff Baker (Non-Executive Chairman), Mark Davidovic (General Manager Civil and Infrastructure), Steve Hardman (Civil Operations Manager WA), and David Greig (Chief Development Officer).

MACA Civil, part of the South West Gateway Alliance, works alongside a consortium of contractors to deliver the Bunbury Outer Ring Road project for our client Main Roads WA.

Non-Executive Chairman Geoff Baker addresses the graduates