Program connects students with jobs
The KIC iDIVERSITY Project has been an adventure and confidence booster for a group of 14 students from seven high school education support centres.
The students have graduated from the five-day program which saw them step outside of their schoolyards and into the Kwinana Industrial Area.
The program was sponsored this year by the Rotary Club of Palm Beach WA and successfully engaged students with industry in an effort to build a diverse workforce.
KIC director Chris Oughton said the program continued to go from strength to strength every year and opened the doors of opportunity for many students.
Students attended a variety of activities and site tours, including those held at Alcoa Kwinana Refinery and Fremantle Ports, where the students were fortunate enough to watch The Leeuwin II sail back into the port.
The students also had the opportunity to gain work experience on one of the days with a range of host employers including CSBP, Fremantle Ports, Media Engine, the Sound Telegraph, Taylors Engineering and Coastcare in the KIA.
Elisa Campbell, mother of one of this year’s students, said her daughter Chelsea had gained confidence during the program.
“Last week Chelsea applied for a job, went for an interview and I would like to share the good news that Chelsea will be commencing her new job soon,” she said.
Rotary Club of Palm Beach WA club president Laurie Smith said they were thrilled to be sponsoring the KIC iDIVERSITY Project.
Mr Oughton said the task was now on to enlist a new group of students for the iWOMEN Project, which will be the next of the iPROJECTS in 2016.
KIC iDIVERSITY Project students watched The Leeuwin II sail back into Fremantle Ports.