Indigenous Programs

MTG Builders Aboriginal Building ApprenticeshipsATC Midwest is committed to securing training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in the Mid West and Gascoyne regions.

We employ a dedicated Industry Consultant, to run our Indigenous programs and mentor the apprentices and trainees.

Aboriginal School-based Traineeships

We actively encourages Indigenous (and non-Indigenous) high school students throughout the region to complete school-based traineeships. We match students with traineeships that suit their interests and seeks work placements in supportive environments.  ATC Midwest provides ongoing mentoring to help the students complete their traineeships and be work ready when they finish high school.

Dept. of Housing – Indigenous Carpentry Apprenticeships

MTG Builders home

Front of home built in Wandina

Formerly, MTG Builders, our new Indigenous program with the Department of Housing and ATC Midwest will directly employ Indigenous youth to undertake carpentry apprenticeships while building Homes West homes in Geraldton with various building companies.

The program was designed to assist Indigenous people gain their trade qualification in an environment that shows compassion and understanding to their cultural needs and environments.  It also aims to address the under-representation of Aboriginal people in the building and construction industry.

MTG Builders home


The original program was the first of its type in WA and since its inception MTG Builders had commenced more than 40 Indigenous apprentices and trainees and completed the building of 48 dwellings over a 20 year MOU with the DOH. 

Our ongoing vision is to create a sense of achievement through hard work and commitment, and for participants in the projects to eventually become role models to their peers.

We recruit and mentor the participants alongside their host employer, which can vary from project to project based on successful tendering.

Contact ATC Midwest on (08) 9923 1400 for more information.