Opinion: Mining scholarships on offer to students across NSW

February 17, 2014

Originally published in the December edition of Coalface Magazine

NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee

If the mining industry is to continue to provide jobs and economic stability for NSW we need to support the next generation of world class miners.

Applications for the 2014 NSW Mining Scholarships program are currently open to eligible schools.

This program encourages and assists attract senior secondary students' to pursue career opportunities in mining. Through the program, students get involved in mining-related activities and have contact with the industry and associated organisations such as sponsoring companies and universities.

Sponsored students receive $500 in Year 11, $1,000 in Year 12 and a further $2,000 in sponsorship if they complete their first year of a minerals related tertiary course. Sponsored students are also are also matched with a ‘mentor’ from a local company, providing valuable contact with the industry.

Since 2007, the NSW Minerals Council and our member companies have assisted over 360 NSW students through this program.

If you or someone you know is interested in big opportunities, big potential and big careers in mining, visit http://www.nswmining.com.au/people/education for more information.
 

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