Western Australia’s netball superstars unearthed the State’s golden secrets on an interactive virtual adventure through Perth’s CBD, as they walked the Heart of Gold Discovery Trail.
Armed with the free Heart of Gold Australia app, West Coast Fever players Stacey Francis, Jhaniele Fowler, Verity Charles and Shannon Eagland learnt the rich history and importance of gold to Australia’s future.
Speaking to more than 400 delegates at World Gold 2019 earlier this month, Regis Resources Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Jim Beyer encouraged all participants to do their bit in educating the next generation, for the sake of the industry’s future.
Jim’s keynote brought to light a critical issue that continues to impact gold mining and the broader resources industry in one way or another: the concerning drop in the number of STEM-skilled Australian workers.
As Shooting Stars’ Premier Partner, the Gold Industry Group (GIG) is excited to announce the program’s expansion into Laverton, thanks to the combined support of the GIG and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
The program’s new trial site will be based at Laverton School and begin in Term 4 this year, making it the second site based in the Goldfields region and the eighth site in Western Australia overall.
The Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) free Heart of Gold Australia app has expanded to include gold tourism experiences from around the country, highlighting and educating the community of gold’s significance to the nation.
In addition to the Perth and Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trails, the app now boasts a wide variety of gold tourism experiences that include tours, attractions and historic landmarks.
More than 15,000 job seekers descended on the annual SkillsWest Career Expo in Perth earlier this month, where the Gold Industry Group, Newmont Goldcorp Australia, Norton Gold Fields, Macmahon and Ausdrill showcased the sector’s career opportunities.
Held from 16 to 18 August in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the expo presented a unique opportunity for job seekers to discover current vacancies and career pathways at over 100 exhibiting organisations.
West Coast Fever players Jhaniele Fowler and Beryl Friday visited the Shooting Stars Narrogin site to help participants learn valuable skills and build their confidence, both in the classroom and on the court.
As a joint initiative of Glass Jar Australia and Netball WA, Shooting Stars commenced work on their Narrogin site in 2018.
Golden job opportunities were amongst those showcased at Get Into Resources last month, giving students a unique opportunity to explore career opportunities and study pathways within the resources industry.
Held over three days at the North Metropolitan TAFE’s campus in Northbridge, Get Into Resources saw almost 400 year 10 students from 13 schools across Western Australia attend the careers event.
Ten Indigenous girls from the Gold Industry Group backed Shooting Stars education program were rewarded for their achievements this month, taking part in an action-packed leadership camp in Perth.
A wide variety of activities were in store for the girls, who range from year 9 to 12 and hail from regional communities as far flung as Carnarvon, Mullewa, Meekatharra, Narrogin and Leonora.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives from local schools and the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission developed and launched the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Education Charter earlier this month.
Through the Charter, the City and partners will facilitate continuous engagement in local education, training and research, encouraging lifelong learning for all members of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community.
AngloGold Ashanti Australia and Independence Group have joined forces to support the education outcomes and employment pathways for indigenous students in the Dandjoo Darbalung program at St Catherine’s College.
The residential program sees aboriginal students graduate with a tertiary level qualification across all five Western Australian universities.
A new geological field guide to Kalgoorlie and surrounds, produced by Earth Science Western Australia, John Bunting and Peter Muhling; was launched Tuesday 19 March at the Australian Resources Research Centre.
A Geological Field Guide to Kalgoorlie and Surrounds, is the third of its kind in Western Australia, with previous books showcasing Perth and surrounds and the Capes region of the Southwest respectively.
The Gold Industry Group (GIG) welcomes its newest member Teach Learn Grow (TLG) in preparation to join forces on a new gold education project to be integrated into TLG’s 2019 Rural Program.
Sponsored by GIG members TLG’s flagship Rural Program addresses educational disparity by empowering rural and remote Australian students to realise their full potential.
With the support of Gold Fields’ Australian Foundation, St Barbara Limited and Saracen Mineral Holdings, Shooting Stars officially launched its eighth site in Western Australia.
Leonora will be Shooting Stars’ first program based in Goldfields, located 833 km northeast of Perth and will engage up to 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from years 4-10 at Leonora District High School.
Macmahon Holdings, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Independance Group NL and Carey Mining celebrated the milestone of eight young Aboriginal trainees at the Tropicana Gold Mine in November.
In a formal ceremony at the Tropicana site, the trainees were each presented with certificates and traineeship offers after successfully completing the eight week Get Into Mining training programme.
Year 5 students from Mount Pleasant Primary School were the lucky recipients of an all-expenses paid excursion on the Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail last week.
The excursion prize was one of two won at the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia’s HASS Week Conference in July.
The Gold Industry Group were recently treated to the ultimate road trip through the Goldfields by Mandy and Chuck from the Goldfields Tourism Network WA.
The 300 km long photo shoot included several hidden gems and key stopping points on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail – an epic adventure through the heart of the region.
All that glittered was gold on Saturday night at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club, as another year of graduates from the WA School of Mines were celebrated amongst 450 industry representatives at their annual Alumni Ball.
Traditionally held in Perth, hosting the ball for the first time in the Goldfields was the brainchild of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Mayor John Bowler, who wished to align it with the City’s celebration of 125 years since gold was first discovered in the area.
Perth’s heart of gold came to life on the weekend as hundreds descended on the city for the Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) annual celebration.
Following the successful launch of Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail in October 2017, a free community event took place in the city to unveil the trail’s reverse option - with new interactive features to uncover.
KCGM’s Community Investment Program contribution has totalled more than $180,000 so far this year, with funds distributed through a variety of different avenues, supporting sustainable long-term community initiatives and one off donations to support charitable groups, sporting associations and community events.
Beginning 28 July 2018, the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA) in conjunction with the Department of Education presented HASS Week 2018, a cross-sector celebration of the Humanities and Social Sciences learning areas.