McMahon Services NT and sister company Intract Australia have always been a strong supporter of the Matthew Hayden and Guy Reynolds Tiwi College Garden Project. Located at Pickataramoor on Melville Island, Tiwi College is an exciting and dynamic secondary boarding school initiated and governed by the Tiwi people to provide well-being and quality education for the Tiwi youth.
This is achieved by harnessing the profile and influence of positive role models across the fields of sport, entertainment and by a cross section of corporate executives who are keen to share experiences and opportunities that will enhance social change.
Our involvement in the College has been one we are proud of and it has been inspiring to see the growth of the College and the development of the students through the Guides Program. Intract and McMahon Services NT are ‘Centurion Club’ sponsors providing funding to sustain the fantastic work the Hayden / Reynolds team have been undertaking.
Every year, the Tiwi College brings between 10-20 male students aged 15-18 years into Darwin to complete a week’s worth of work experience in various industries to give the students some visibility across options for career pathways moving forward, and viable industry connections for employment post-secondary education.
Most recently, McMahon Services and Intract Australia hosted two students, John and Clinton, who undertook mandatory induction training in our Darwin office before commencing onsite at various job locations. Skills acquired whilst with us include site clean-up for demobilisation, use of hand held power tools and trade assistant to Carpenters installing the framework for wall panels.
Both John and Clinton have excelled over the placement with positive feedback from their Supervisors about their eagerness to learn new things.
We look forward to replicating this on a yearly basis and we have thoroughly enjoyed having the boys join our team.