GTA Stories: Brenton Lewis

Sometimes people fall through the cracks and without support cannot make the choices that result in positive life outcomes. Brenton recalls how a ward of the state, some of the most vulnerable people in our society, has flourished under their mentoring. This 'ward the state' received multiple job offers and is now in a traineeship that changed the course of her life.

Group Training Employment (GTE) was established in 1985 and continues to offer employment opportunities and solutions throughout the Limestone Coast Region. GTE field officers regularly visit host employers and apprentices and provide mentoring and support services to ensure success of the placement.

Group Training Australia Limited (GTA) is the national association representing a network of around 150 Group Training Organisations (GTOs) located throughout Australia. Collectively the national network employs 35000 apprentices and trainees.