5 May 2015

Aboriginal Women in Mining Day

LOCAL Aboriginal women were given a taste of mining at a workshop in Gunnedah.

Whitehaven hosted the ‘Aboriginal Women in Mining’ day at Winanga Li Centre, where participants were offered career insights into what the industry has to offer.

Around 10 local Aboriginal women attended with activities including a training pit and simulator, courtesy of training partners Skilled and Tesa. Discussion on the day included child care and flexible working priorities.

Bob Sutherland, Aboriginal Community Relations Officer, said the event was organised both to promote Whitehaven as a major local employer and also to provide local Aboriginal women with an insight into a potential career.

“The day was about providing the local women enough information in an informal and relaxed way to allow them to make an informed choice as to whether mining is a career for them,” he said.

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