Scitech, Rio Tinto alliance awarded
Scitech and Rio Tinto were last month awarded the Enduring Partnership Award by the Department of Mines and Petroleum for their longstanding partnership.
Scitech was also awarded the 2016 WA Export Creative Industries Award for the second year in a row. Scitech chief executive Alan Brien said he was proud of his team.
“We are extremely proud to be recognised for our ongoing efforts to engage and inspire local, national and international communities in STEM through our regional education initiatives and highly successful Travelling Exhibitions program,” he said.
The Enduring Partnership Award, presented as part of the inaugural DMP Community Partnership Awards, recognised the positive outcomes achieved by Scitech and Rio Tinto through a partnership spanning more than 14 years.
Rio Tinto planning, integration and assets manager Kellie Parker said the award provided a great opportunity for Rio Tinto and Scitech to share highlights from a fruitful partnership.
“We are immensely proud of the partnership we commenced with Scitech back in 2002,” she said.
“Since then, Rio Tinto and Scitech have built the strong foundations of a model that is reaching students in every community across Western Australia on a three-yearly basis.
“This includes Rio Tinto’s Pilbara towns and regional communities where our employees live and work.”
Since 2002, the partnership has reached more than 1.5 million West Australians, delivering science education programs to regional and remote students, teachers, and communities.
Rio Tinto supports Scitech’s Statewide touring programs, including the Beijing Bound and Aboriginal education programs.
We are immensely proud of the partnership ... with Scitech. Kellie Parker