Award win for IEC role model
20 April 2011
Greg Kennedy is another of the numerous success stories to emerge from the Indigenous Education Centre (IEC) at Kangan Institute's Broadmeadows campus.
At a ceremony held on April 19, Greg, a staff member at the IEC, was one of 12 young Victorian Indigenous people were recognised at the annual Ricci Marks Aboriginal Young Achiever Award ceremony. He received one of the 2011 Ricci Marks Aboriginal Young Achiever Awards from Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Jeanette Powell.
The Victorian Government provides this award to recognise the challenges many young Indigenous people must overcome to reach their life goals and true potential.
Greg grew up in Robinvale before moving to Melbourne to pursue education and employment opportunities. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Business (Management) and working at Kangan Institute as a business development officer at the IEC.
He is a positive role model for other young people in the Aboriginal community who have overcome adversity to reach the success they deserve.
"Receiving this recognition has filled me with a sense of pride that I can harness in my day-to-day work, which can only be beneficial for the community," he said.
Students at the IEC learn through a combination of classroom, practical and online learning. These include art exhibitions, music festivals, community projects, and the use of multimedia resources and electronic learning packages.
The IEC is committed to providing each student with education and training opportunities which set and maintain standards of excellence based on quality program delivery and support, cultural integrity, professional commitment, and articulated pathways into further education and training and employment opportunities.
Upon completion of a course, students will receive on-going support including help finding employment in their area of study.
For information on the IEC or how to increase Indigenous employment in your workforce, you can contact the IEC office on 03 9279 2357 or email IEC.