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Category: Humans of MTC

Small business advice

Essential Small Business Advice from a NEIS Mentor

As a mentor in MTC’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS), Jonathan Wang (pictured below) spends his days giving personalised small business advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. Here he shares some valuable insights…

I’ve had the privilege of mentoring more than 400 … Continued

Aboriginal heritage

In Celebration of My Aboriginal Heritage

At the launch event for MTC’s Reconciliation Action Plan, Warakirri College student Shontelle Willis-Hayek gave a moving speech about her journey to connect with her Aboriginal heritage. The speech is reprinted here with her kind permission.

Today I would like … Continued

Opportunity Hub - Jenny and Ethan

How Opportunity Hub Kick-started Ethan’s Career

Finding a great job is almost impossible when you don’t know what you want to do! The Opportunity Hub program supports students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent as they leave high school and embark on their future. To Continued

Benefits of volunteering

The Benefits of Volunteering

We talk to a volunteer in the Youth Frontiers program about the benefits of volunteering, her mentoring experiences, and why being part of the community is so important.

Last year, Louise Marshall was flicking through the paper when she came … Continued

How Thi overcame language difficulties and found a job

MTC first met Thi as a long-term unemployed client who didn’t understand any English and couldn’t communicate. Luckily, one of the staff members at MTC spoke Vietnamese and could communicate with Thi. The staff member discovered that she wished to … Continued

How Jinmei improved her English and found a job

Jinmei had previously been a nurse at a mental health hospital in China for over 20 years before coming to Australia during 2016. Jinmei felt her English was the major factor letting her down in job seeking so she enrolled within a collaborative program between MTC, SkillME, BCA National, and CASS (Chinese Australian Services Society) CARE.