Fortescue Metals Group has celebrated the 900th Aboriginal person to be offered full time employment under the Company’s Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) program, with the latest cohort of graduates due to commence work in April.

After successfully completing the program in Karratha and Port Hedland, the 17 graduates have secured full-time employment at Solomon, Cloudbreak and Fortescue’s Port operations in roles spanning drill and blast, dewatering, Ore Processing Facilities (OPF) and production.

Hedland VTEC graduate, Cynthia Cameron-Turland, will soon be starting work as a Trainee Dewatering Operator at Fortescue’s Cloudbreak operations. Cynthia first heard about VTEC from her father who completed the course when the initiative began a decade ago.