January 11, 2017

Providing Opportunities for Migrant and Refugee Workers

Barmco Mana McMurray values helping out new migrants and refugees to gain real job skills. In collaboration with Navitas and Engineers Australia, BMM has provided an opportunity for Yolanda Crespo in the Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training (SLPET) Program.

Yolanda performed a number of duties and tasks at Barmco Mana McMurray, from data analysis to the administration of digital files, where she was able to put into practice technical knowledge, showcase professional responsibility, and work in an Australian environment learning Aussie slang.

The SLPET program offers migrant and refugee workers the opportunity to study English within the context of the Australian workplace. In her graduation speech, Yolanda spoke of the program positively and praised the friendly environment of BMM:

“I am also deeply thankful to my employer, Barmco Mana McMurray, who gave me an opportunity to do working experience, especially for Brad Armstrong who was exceptionally supportive.”

– Yolanda Crespo

Yolanda speaking at her SLPET graduation

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