KIC welcome women, present art awards
The Kwinana Industries Council recently welcomed a new group of female students into its 2018 iWomen project, as well as launching its annual youth art awards at the Gary Holland Community Centre in Rockingham.
On March 15, the KIC welcomed 32 new students from schools across Rockingham, Kwinana and Cockburn into the program, which provides Year 10s with the chance to explore and understand the Kwinana Industrial Area.
“This project continues to provide a great opportunity for the local female students into what is more often recognised as a male-dominated industry,” KIC director Chris Oughton said.
“The program highlights the commitment KIC has with engaging women in the workforce and the project will once again promote many opportunities for young women in industry.”
Students will embark on a number of activities including workshop sessions, resume preparation, mock interviews, meeting women in industry, industry review and research, and health and wellbeing.
Meanwhile, the youth art awards have filled the Gary Holland Community Centre with colour, courtesy of students from 10 local high schools.
The artworks are on display from March 14-22 and include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and woodwork.
Rosie Blackburn from Tranby College in Baldivis was presented the KIC President’s Award for her outstanding “Are you guilty of victim shaming?” piece.
Students had four categories to enter their artwork in, with Tranby’s Laura Butler winning the visual art category.
Emily Campbell from Warnbro Community High School won the digital media category; Abby Foster from Peter Carnley Anglican Community School won woodwork and metalwork, while Tenae Manfredi from Kolbe Catholic College was the winner in the fabric, fashion and accessories category.
A piece of artwork was also selected for the Abbott’solutely Timber Award for Woodwork, with Tara Kay picking up the award.
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