EPIC cultural walk
On 20 February, cadets and mentors from Engineering Pathway Industry Cadetship (EPIC) escaped the city together, taking part in an Aboriginal spiritual cultural walk down at Darebin Parklands.
After starting the program at the end of last year, this cultural event provided a chance for EPIC mentors and cadets to get to know each other further, whilst providing a cultural exchange that taught the group about indigenous culture.
The walk was led by Uncle Trevor Gallagher, a Gunditjmara man who believes one of the most important things when it comes to teaching people about Indigenous culture is to ensure refugees and asylum seekers feel welcomed by First Nation Australians.
This event was organised by Tiffany Hunter at Nerdu Badji Education, and Elizabeth Banza of Western Program Alliance. We encourage anyone in the rail industry who is interested in organising a similar cultural exchange session to contact Duy.Le@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au
Cadets and mentors involved are part of the 2020 Engineering Pathways Industry Cadetship (EPIC) program. If you want more information of EPIC or want to apply for the next intake, please contact Duy.Le@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au