Insight into career paths

Sound Telegraph

The Kwinana Industries Council last week launched its iMEN Project.

About 34 students were selected from high schools in the Rockingham, Kwinana and Cockburn areas to take part in a seven-day program, aimed to provide an insight into several career opportunities available in the Kwinana Industrial Area.

KIC director Chris Oughton said the students selected for this year’s project would gain expanded knowledge of industry and discover the possible career paths, which may be suited to them.

“The iMEN Project has been designed in such a way that it allows local high school students to see what industry is really all about from inside the gates,” he said.

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“We often hear from students, that they just weren’t aware of the range of career opportunities that industry has to offer, and that is really what this program is all about, connecting local students with those opportunities.”

KIC member companies including Cockburn Cement, BP Refinery, Tianqi Lithium and Alcoa have shown their commitment to this year’s program by hosting tours for the students.

Alcoa community relations officer Scott Hansen said Alcoa looked forward to bringing students to its alumina refinery.

A presentation evening will be held at the end of the program, to recognise this year’s iMEN Project graduating students.

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