Indigenous students get a taste of mining

An indigenous career day held by the David Wirrapanda Foundation and the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has highlighted jobs in the mining sector.

The DMP invited more than 20 students in their Mineral House headquarters last week, holding a number of presentations, which gave the indigenous students an insight into careers in mining.

 It also highlighted the role the DMP plays in the sector, as well as its main focuses, such as geological surveys, mining records, mineral titles, and mining safety.

The students were also taken on a tour of the DMP’s Carlisle office.

According to the Department, the day was organised as part of its wider Indigenous Employment Strategy, which is aiming to encourage indigenous people to get into mining.

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