On Friday 25th October students from the Wiltja Program toured the Former Royal Adelaide Hospital site, now known as Lot Fourteen, with Intract CEO John Briggs.
The Wiltja Program provides opportunities for Anangu students to access urban secondary schooling. The Wiltja Program, in partnership with Oz Minerals and Career Employment Group (CEG) contacted Intract about arranging a tour with their senior students, as part of their work exposure program.
Hosted by Intract, McMahon Services and Renewal SA representatives, the students were given an exclusive tour, and the opportunity to learn about the ongoing demolition works currently being undertaken at the site by numerous stakeholders. This provided the students with knowledge about the construction and demolition industries and potential employment opportunities upon graduating.
The students were also shown a sneak preview of the future plans for the site and its commitment to supporting Indigenous Australians and small business start-ups, with the establishment of the Aboriginal Entrepreneur Hub and the National Aboriginal Art and Culture Gallery which will be developed and designed as an international attraction to drive cultural tourism in Adelaide.
‘On behalf of Oz Minerals and our partners, thank you so much for hosting the Wiltja student group on Friday. Visiting Lot Fourteen and meeting your team was a great way for the students to gain exposure to your sector.’ – Geoff Deans, Group Manager Social Performance, Oz Minerals