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Mining mentorsPosted in Archive on Monday, 27 March, 2017

A group of female students from Mandurah Catholic College participated in a one-day workshop at Alcoa’s Huntly Mine recently, with the aim of establishing relationships with women in leadership roles in the mining industry.

The Year 11 students had to submit applications to the College’s Vocational Education & Training Learning Area for the opportunity to attend the Women in Alcoa Mentoring Day.

“The opportunity for these young women to visit an actual mining site and meet inspirational woman employed in the mining industry is a relationship that we wish to continue,” said Mrs Michelle Lucas, Head of Vocational Education & Training. “The experience, advice and knowledge gained by these girls as a result of this opportunity is something that will provide inspiration as they continue their education and career journey.

“Fleet Management System Business Lead, Mrs Yvonne Fahey, was instrumental in organising this mentoring program for the girls at MCC, for which we are very grateful,” said Mrs Lucas.

The students spent the day shadowing a mentor and now have the opportunity to keep in contact throughout the year with the women they met.  The Connecting the Generations program was held in conjunction with International Women’s Day. The theme this year was #BeBoldForChange.