Over 100 teenagers from the Hunter region have been given free access to films and workshops to increase their knowledge and interest in the resources sector.
The Hunter Student Day and Dungog Film Festival are supported by the NSW Mining’s Festivals’ 2011 Skills Development program, which includes events and programs throughout the year.
As one of the sponsors of the event, the NSW Minerals Council is an advocate for educating young Australians about the resources sector.
“We are strongly committer to fostering talent among our young people, particularly in regional New South Wales, and preparing them for the future where they can choose from a diverse range of careers,” NSW Minerals Council Acting chief executive, Sue-Ern Tan said.
“This year we’re focusing on youth and education, contributing to a range of innovative programs which nurture youth talent and inspire and energise young people to be the best they can be.
“New South Wales miners don’t just support the economy, we support local communities,” Tan said.
“We are passionate about making lasting contributions that build the capacity of mining communities to support their young people and the Skills Development Program is in sync with our values.
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