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KIC iWOMEN project back for 2017

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph

The Kwinana Industries Council has kicked off it iWOMEN project for 2017, with 32 students from high schools across Rockingham, Kwinana and Cockburn selected to take part.

Students were welcomed into the program with a special ceremony at the Koorliny Arts Centre on Thursday morning.

Running for the sixth consecutive year, the project gives Year 10 female students the chance to explore and understand the significance of industry in the Kwinana Industrial Area as well as the career options available.

KIC director Chris Oughton said the project was unique to the local area.

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“This project continues to provide a great opportunity for the local female students into what is more often recognised as a male-dominated industry,” he said.

“One of the best outcomes that we continually see throughout this program, is seeing the female students become excited about the possibilities of working in industry, after seeing the numerous and very diverse employment opportunities that are available to them.”

The project has been designed to help the students with their subject choices for Year 11 and 12.

KIC member companies including Tronox, Cockburn Cement and Fremantle Ports will provide site tours and question and answer workshops for the students to give them a taste of life in industry.

Students will also take part in resume preparation, mock interviews, industry review and research as well as meeting women in industry.

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