Digging deep to promote talent and skills in resources
DJPR is helping to ensure the state’s minerals sector has people with the right skills and expertise it needs to keep growing by partnering with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) to deliver programs supporting training and diversity.
The Department of Job, Precincts and Regions is helping to ensure the state’s minerals sector has people with the right skills and expertise it needs to keep growing by partnering with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) to deliver programs supporting training and diversity.
Through this week’s Resources Education Collaboration Summit and the recent awarding of the latest round of Women on Boards Scholarships, both developed through the Prospects Partnership with the AusIMM, the department is helping boost resource sector skills.
The AusIMM’s Resources Education Collaboration Summit brought together a diverse group of people and provide a platform for a robust and meaningful discussion on how build a sustainable workforce for the sector.
The Women on Boards Scholarship program aims to increase the number of women, especially with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge, sitting on boards of resources companies.
The recipients of the 2021 Women on Boards Scholarships are Pauline Sullivan (Director, PWC), Lauren Elliott (Principal Ore Deposit Knowledge, Newcrest) and Erin Carswell (Senior Business Analyst, Newcrest).
Since the scholarships were introduced in 2019 nine high-achieving women have taken part in the program.
With new resource opportunities, increasing technology use and changing community expectations, more expertise is needed to help grow our $1.88 billion minerals sector, which is a critical pillar of the state’s economy.
The Prospects Partnership was developed through State of Discovery, Victoria’s Minerals Resources Strategy.
Contact: Mark Farrugia
Phone: (03) 8392 6913