Cowal Gold Mine’s Project Bridge delivers outcomes for Indigenous Communitiy

August 03, 2017

3rd August 2017


Cowal Gold Mine’s Project Bridge delivers outcomes for Indigenous Communitiy


Cowal Gold Mine and the Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation (WCC) are working together to train and deliver employment for local Indigenous Australians.


Project Bridge is a unique collaborative working group developed by Evolution Mining that is supported by the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and aims to identify opportunities to work together to deliver employment and training outcomes for Wiradjuri People and the broader local community.  


Indigenous training and employment are major issues in regional NSW and Project Bridge seeks to close the gap and provide pathways for Indigenous Australians. The skills and knowledge people develop in the program leaves them prepared to enter the workforce.


WCC identifies people to participate in a job ready training program to prepare them for jobs at Cowal with Project Bridge member companies.


The initiative has been jointly owned and driven by the Group community Relations team, the Group Supply team and the site Community Relations team at Cowal.


NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said that Project Bridge is a huge win for the community. "Project Bridge is a great example of what mining can give back to the community. The opportunity to develop skills and gain employment experience will be priceless for those who enter Project Bridge."


The first round of Project Bridge has been completed. WCC and Cowal Gold Mine are exploring ways to improve the program before starting round 2.


Contact: Harry Stutchbury | hstutchbury@nswmining.com.au | 0409 758 734 | 02 9274 1419

 

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