Keogh Bay Training delivered the first Working with Indigenous Employees programs in Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore’s coastal operations in Western Australia. The program has already been widely delivered at inland mine sites however these were there first programs delivered on the coast.

Two programs were delivered in Dampier and a customised program was delivered at Wickham for Contract supervisors responsible for Aboriginal contractors. The program was delivered by Sandy McEwan and Mark Simpson, both owners and directors of Keogh Bay Training. Sandy has returned to facilitating the Working with Indigneous Employees program following a break to focus on his environmental business, Western Mulga.

The programs we very well received. Most feedback forms contained comments like the following:

  • “I really enjoyed this training, trainers story sharing was really interesting”.
  • “I enjoyed the trainers interaction with the class and the way they were open to conversation.”
  • “Would like to see this offered more widely in the business.”

Keogh Bay Training will continue deploying the program across Rio TInto Iron Ore in 2014.