Glencore backs Indigenous employment in CQ
Commencing in February 2020 the Program aims to provide employment opportunities for 20 Indigenous Australians with connections to the land close to several Glencore coal operations.
It builds on a successful pilot Pathways Program conducted this year, which resulted in eight Indigenous participants finding employment at the end of the 26 week program.
“The 2020 Pathways Program encourages individuals actively seeking employment with Traditional Owners associated with our Queensland operations”, says Brian French, approvals and cultural heritage manager for Glencore Coal in Queensland.
“The Program will be based in the Bowen Basin townships of Tieri and Glenden, close to our Oaky Creek Coal, Newlands and Hail Creek coal operations.”
Glencore will hold another information session from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Monday 28 October 2019 at the CQ University Mackay City Campus.
In Phase 1, they will complete a delivered by selected Registered Training Organisations.
In Phase 2, they will undertake paid work experience and further training, facilitated across various sites.
Participants will be supported by trained mentors at each site to further enhance their ability to secure employment with Glencore or other employers at the program’s completion.
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