PYBAR has unveiled a new scholarship with Curtin University Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) to support an undergraduate student in a resource-related degree.
One student studying either a bachelor of engineering (mining engineering) or bachelor of science (mining) at Kalgoorlie’s WASM campus will be awarded the PYBAR Scholarship for Engineering Excellence.
The successful applicant will be provided with $10,000 annually for a maximum period of three years.
PYBAR’s focus on developing skills for the mining sector’s next generation aims to boost the numbers of engineering students and graduates after facing a decline.
“This new scholarship forms part of our efforts to contribute to the long-term future of the mining industry in Australia,” said PYBAR chief executive Brendan Rouse.
“We believe we have a responsibility to nurture future generations of mining professionals and we take this very seriously.
“WASM has a strong reputation for excellence with many of its graduates employed in the Australian mining sector. We would like to give a deserving student a similar opportunity.”
Multiple skill development initiatives are currently being supported by the company, including an active graduate program for students and active work opportunities at other PYBAR sites.
The Australian Institute of Mining was established by PYBAR last year, to boost skills of workers in the underground mining sector.