Stu­dents to gain in­dus­trial area in­sights

Southern Telegraph - - News -

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.

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