Students to gain industrial area insights
Fourteen local high school students are set to begin a whirlwind adventure as they embark on the Kwinana Industries Council 2018 iDIVERSITY Project.
The project is a six-day program designed to engage students from local high school education support centres with industry.
Through workshops and site tours, including a day’s work experience, the students get an insight into the Kwinana industrial area, which collectively generates more than $16 billion in export products each year, and will meet the employees who help contribute to the success of the WA economy.
KIC director Chris Oughton said the project opened doors for students and he was pleased KIC had the chance to open up a world of new possibilities for them.
“We believe students who are given these types of opportunities are lifted up because they have the chance to explore in greater depth the range of employment opportunities that can be available to them,” Mr Oughton said.
“The Western Trade Coast, WA’s premier industrial area, delivers more than 11,000 direct jobs and as it stands, more than 60 per cent of workers employed live within the surrounding areas. This program aims to create further awareness about job possibilities and to continue growing those relationships with commerce and industry’s future workers.”
Students will share their experiences with friends, family and school educators in a ceremony on the final day of the program.
KIC president Albert Romano, Dylan Hampshire of Kolbe Catholic College, Lily Masters of Gilmore College, and Tianqi Lithium general manager Phil Thick.