Scitech, Rio Tinto al­liance awarded

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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

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