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Mining participation program wins national award
Posted on December 10, 2014
Cassandra Tim
Cadet Journalist

A program designed to maximise employment opportunities for our women in the resources sector has gained national recognition.

'Oothungs' or 'Sisters in Mining', preparing participants with appropriate skills for a career in the mining sector, has won an Australian Training Award.

The program has been run at two Central Queensland coal mines.

Wakka Wakka graduate Lorrellee Pickering (pictured; left) says the opportunity for a career in mining has not only given her confidence, but also strengthened her cultural identity.


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