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CVGT delivers positive economic and social benefits

Delivering positive economic and social benefits to the community is at the heart of what CVGT Employment does. We have been growing for four decades and have a real commitment to supporting the towns and cities in which we operate.

Inclusion and diversity are integral to our culture and how we live our values. Reflecting the diversity of the people we support and our communities enables us to better understand and serve their needs.

We listen to our people and the experiences of those we support. We also partner with community organisations, businesses and academics to deliver positive economic and social benefits to the regions where we operate. We do this through investing in partnerships, projects and local sponsorships.

Partnerships

Working together is what makes the difference for our communities.

Sponsorship

CVGT is proud to our offer sponsorship and grant programs.

Awards

Celebrating excellence in our talented apprentices and employers.

Sustainability

Reducing our carbon footprint is a top priority for CVGT.


Partnerships with business and industry

CVGT Employment works closely with businesses and industry to build inclusive practices, improve equality and ensure every person has access to employment.

Our collaborations are many, and they are formal and informal – from meeting in a boardroom to having a chat at a sports event.

Yet, there is a shared vision for developing pathways to employment for people of all ages and abilities, from seeking positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all communities, to ensuring young people have the support they need to make life-changing decisions.

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Partnering with not-for-profit Inclusion Foundation, we assist in delivering a world-first education and employment program for young adults with Down syndrome. Our latest participant group started their education component based at Torrens University, and by mid-2022 will have paid employment in a customised role with one of this year’s employer partners: JB Hi-Fi, Sodexo Australia, ACMI, Tennis Australia, MSAC, Torrens University and CVGT Employment. 

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We continue our close working relationship with Onemda by formalising our collaboration on their SILOS project. It introduces young people with intellectual disabilities to work and employment while in their last 3 years of school. The program, funded by an NDIS ILC grant, will deliver activities in the Melbourne North, Melbourne East, Melbourne West, Bendigo and Ballarat regions. The “model of interagency collaboration” will be formally evaluated by Australian Catholic University.

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We are working with the Certificate II in Work Education students at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus to find and maintain suitable employment. All students must complete a work placement to meet their course requirements but these are usually unpaid and short-term. With CVGT Employment’s assistance, the students not only get paid, but continue to have work after completing the course. The success of the program to date has led to exciting expansion discussions and plans for a more formalised partnership.

With more than 5000 staff and 180 venues nationwide, Belgravia is one of the largest leisure management organisations in the country. They consider CVGT Employment to be their “lead employment service provider” and, as such, our referred participants are given priority to their vacancies. This year alone, we have been given access to close to 800 vacancies in the three states where we operate, and multiple participants have been successful in securing employment across both metropolitan and regional areas.

CVGT is committed to building communities that are diverse, inclusive and strong. Our commitment starts with us!

CVGT annual awards

Our annual jobactive Employer Awards acknowledge one employer from each CVGT Employment jobactive region, to thank them for their collaboration, engagement and support of the program.

The Matthew Baldock and John Balsillie Memorial Awards recognise excellence in our Group Training apprentices.

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The Matthew Baldock memorial award

Recognises plumbing apprentice Matthew Baldock who passed away in 2000 from illness. In honour of Matthew, we give special recognition to a plumbing apprentice who displays a high level of skill, initiative and commitment to their trade. This award commenced in 2001.

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The John Balsillie memorial award

Recognises former director John Balsillie. In honour of Mr Balsillie, we give special recognition to an engineering apprentice who has a demonstrated high level of skill and can complete tasks to a high quality. This award commenced in 2008.

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The Matthew Baldock memorial award

Recognises plumbing apprentice Matthew Baldock who passed away in 2000 from illness. In honour of Matthew, we give special recognition to a plumbing apprentice who displays a high level of skill, initiative and commitment to their trade. This award commenced in 2001.

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The John Balsillie memorial award

Recognises former director John Balsillie. In honour of Mr Balsillie, we give special recognition to an engineering apprentice who has a demonstrated high level of skill and can complete tasks to a high quality. This award commenced in 2008.


Apprentice scholarships

Our Australian apprentice scholarship program provides recipients with access to the best support, tools, additional training and mentoring to develop and enhance the skills required to achieve excellence in their trade.

Scholarship recipients are employed through our Group Training program and begin a pathway to trade excellence with the support of their host employer and the scholarship. Thanks to our scholarship partner McCaig Air Conditioning.

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Corporate sponsorship

We are proud to be a part of the communities where we operate through our Corporate Sponsorship Program. It’s our way to build relationships and say thanks for supporting us.

CVGT Employment provides support a range of groups and activities such as sporting clubs, community groups; charitable organisations, awards and scholarships, environmental projects, schools, service clubs and events.
Each year we receive many requests for assistance.

Successful submissions are at the discretion of CVGT Employment. For more information on partnering with CVGT Employment, or to submit a proposal, please contact us.

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Community grants program

Our community grants program provides financial support to community groups for projects that benefit the communities where CVGT Employment operates. Applications must be made in writing on the official application form which will be available on the website soon together with the terms and conditions.

*Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 2022 Community Grants Program has been postponed until further notice.

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CVGT’s commitment to sustainability

One of CVGT’s goals in our Strategic Plan is to create a clearly defined pathway toward carbon neutrality, and to adopt a leadership approach to reduce carbon emissions. So we can reach this goal by 2025, every staff member will be invested in the process.

We already have the foundations of a sustainable organisation in place:

  • A significant reduction in paper usage, opting for online documents 
  • Multiple recycling and green waste bins in corporate office and across many branch sites 
  • Staff donating and wearing second hand uniforms 
  • Donating business assets when they are no longer required 
  • Using hybrid vehicles 
  • Increased use of solar panels 
  • Using LED lighting 
  • Installation of sensor lights 
  • Increased use of zoned heating and cooling 
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