North Midlands Education & Industry Training Alliance (NMEITA)

Dynamic and unique educational opportunities abound in the Shire of Morawa. The driving force behind this progressive environment is the North Midlands  Education and Industry Training Alliance (NMEITA). NMEITA is a partnership between the Morawa Shire Council, The Morawa District High School, Durack Institute of Technology, Karara Mining Limited (KML) and the WA College of Agriculture, Morawa. It was established in 2006 with the aim of establishing an education industry in Morawa, renowned for high quality, customer-focused education. 

The Alliance works by the theory of “thinking outside the square” in order to have Morawa recognised as an outstanding educational service provider in regional WA. NMEITA's vision is:

“To provide high quality, customer-focused education and training programs that will attract and retain the youth of the region, and to be recognised as an outstanding educational service provider in regional Western Australia”.

Having adopted a Strategic Plan in May 2006, the MEITA has already made progress with a number of projects and is expecting some exciting innovations in the near future.

Some of the Alliances Successes and Achievements are:

  • 2011 Regional & Agricultural Mining Industry Training Project – MEITA chosen as one of two regional locations Australia wide to trial a Federal Government pilot program to deliver cross industry training to the mining and agriculture sectors.
  • Morawa Community Resource Centre joins MEITA.
  • 2010- Successful in securing $3 million in Royalties for Regions (R4R) funding to expand student accommodation at WACOA – Morawa.
  • Funding for $1.3m Morawa Community & Business Enterprise Centre
  • 2010 Local Government Best Practice Award
  • Winner of the Leadership & Innovation Award $2000 received from Commonwealth Bank
  • Establish KARARA Mining Ltd scholarship program for senior school students attending local schools in the region.
  • 2011 winner in the category -Best Regional Collaborations for Small Councils in the 2011 National Awards for Local Government.
  • 3.6 million upgrade to the trade training centre being established at the WACOAM
  • Introduction of a Football Program for WA College of Agriculture – Morawa & the Morawa District High School in 2013.

Click here to go to the NMEITA website