UGL partners with Girls Academy

August 18, 2020
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Partnerships
UGL is delighted to announce a new partnership with Girls Academy.

Girls Academy is an initiative of Role Models and Leaders Australia (RMLA), a not-for-profit charitable organisation founded in 2004 by Olympian and champion basketballer Ricky Grace (MEdL, BPolSc). Girls Academy develops and empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls through leadership training, mentoring, sport and extra-curricular programs.

The Girls Academy goal is to create an environment within schools where girls receive the support and programs needed to help realise their full potential.

“This partnership reflects our commitment to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to create local employment opportunities,” UGL Managing Director, Jason Spears said.

UGL will work closely with Girls Academy’s post school transitions team to develop career pathways for students.

While UGL will initially focus on building relationships with Academies in Sydney and Dubbo, we are keen to expand the partnership into other regions where we operate.

“We believe in supporting the communities in which we operate and building long-term relationships that make a difference,” Executive General Manager Transport and Technology, Doug Moss said.

Girls Academy CEO Ricky Grace welcomed UGL’s support. “Our ultimate goal is for the girls to be in meaningful employment and financially independent,” he said. “We see enormous potential in this partnership, with the breadth and depth of UGL’s operations. We look forward to working with them well into the future.”
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