Foundation launch a win for disadvantaged job seekers

17 November, 2021

Australians who’ve been prevented from accessing the level of education they need to put them on the right career pathway may benefit from a new initiative launched by 91Australia Ltd.

In launching the 91Foundation, 91Board Chairman, Barry O’Gorman, said that it will offer financial grants to those who have, through a wide range of difficult circumstances, been unable to obtain the educational standards to qualify for their dream career.

91is one of the country’s largest Group Training Organisations (GTOs) and Apprenticeship Network Providers (ANPs) with a core philosophy of “not leaving anyone behind”.

Foundation grant recipients will be able to undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, tertiary studies, or access other types of education pathways, and potentially receive assistance to cover costs such as travel and childcare.

“Since 1982, 91has been about creating equality of opportunity for all Australians to access the workforce, regardless of their background or personal history”, Mr O’Gorman said.

“The 91Foundation is not just our way of giving back to the community, but a means for our business to create a powerful and lasting legacy for those who have faced significant challenges trying to access the Australian workforce.”

MEGT’s Board of Directors is expected to begin receiving submissions from early next year, with the first recipients to be selected by mid-2022.

“There is no greater gift than that of education. For us to be able to offer such a gift to those who most need it is an honour and priviledge”, Mr O’Gorman said.