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.
The WASM Wombats and WASM Wallabies competed in 40th Intercollegiate Mining Competition at the Camborne School of Mines in England over the weekend, with the WASM Wombats Women's team winning for the first time in Mining Games history.
The Ausdrill Wombats came a close second overall to the hosts, while both Wallabies teams beat their personal best results, and the WASM Alumni team placed as the overall winners of the competition.
The Gold Industry Group is thrilled to partner with the WA School of Mines Alumni to support diversity within the school and the wider industry.
Last night WA School of Mines Alumni President Bill Beament announced the recipient of the Gold Industry Group's Diversity Scholarship, Sarah Arnoldi, at their event with Women in Mining WA at Diggers and Dealers in Kalgoorlie.
Our newest member, the Western Australian School of Mines’ Alumni (WASMA), hosted a lunch at Kings Park last month to recognise the 2017 WASM graduates.
More than 50 industry and government representatives were in attendance to congratulate the 44 graduates in the core disciplines of Mining Engineering, Geology, Metallurgy and Surveying.
Ramelius Resources, like many mining companies, participate in the vacation (VAC) student program which provides university students with hands on work experience during the summer. Students studying engineering, metallurgy and geology are encouraged to take part to gain valuable workplace skills and exposure to their specialist area. The VAC program also gives companies the opportunity to employ students they know are experienced and capable once they graduate.
Engineering student Eoghan McCallion worked for Ramelius over the summer vacation period along with geological and metallurgical students from Curtin University.
Gold Industry Group founding member Ramelius Resources is supporting future gold industry leaders through the Tim Prime Memorial Scholarship Program.
Run in conjunction with Curtin University’s Western Australian School of Mines (WASM), the one, two or three-year scholarship is helping WASM students reach their full potential.