Worthy Parts approaches 12 months of partnership with Clontarf Foundation, working closely with Goldfields staff and alumni to strengthen local opportunities for indigenous students, across all sectors of the mining and construction industry.
Since the commencement of the partnership between the Foundation and the Worthy Parts group, Worthy Parts is proud to report a successful series of work-related tasks and unique projects that have been completed by students in conjunction with Worthy Parts staff members.
The Goldfields Clontarf Foundation was established in 2002 and is run from Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School and Eastern Goldfields College for students’ years 7-12.
The Academy members participate in activities throughout their schooling that aims to build life skills, increase self-esteem and discipline, as well as improving education, leadership qualities and employment prospects.
The Academy celebrates the work environment by exposing the students to local employers through site visits and employment forums, which Worthy Parts has also been able to assist with in conjunction with the partnership.
A more recent project saw a group of eight students visit the Worthy Parts yard to complete a unique project in recognition of the AFL Indigenous Round that took place over the weekend of the 25th May 2019.
The students were invited to create a unique design for a 930H loader, offering the students the opportunity to express their culture through traditional indigenous artwork to signify the commencement of the AFL Indigenous Round.
Worthy Parts contributes to the Foundation by introducing students to a workshop environment and connecting them with potential employers and job prospects – as well as conducting projects such as the painting of the loader to promote our Australian culture to the local community.
Whilst the middle school students were on site, they had the opportunity to express their culture through artwork to the loader, in a workshop environment – working closely with the events and marketing department, as well as the workshop team and operations team to create a unique machine to go up for sale.
Worthy Parts aims to provide opportunities throughout the mining and construction industry, inviting students to partake in industry events and gain experience and exposure to further their education and potentially create opportunities for employment in the future.
Worthy Parts has been fortunate to host Academy students, alongside approximately 200 partners Australia wide, including Rio Tinto, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Barminco, Bellevue Gold, Hastings Deering’s, St Barbara and Thiess to name a few.
With over 121 schools across Australia, and with 25 based in Western Australia alone, we’re proud to be part of a greater network of companies, brands and personnel supporting the education of Australian students.
Throughout the remainder of 2019 and into the foreseeable future, Worthy Parts will continue to support the Clontarf Foundation throughout Australia in any way possible, to continually grow the opportunities presented to indigenous students.
For information on the Clontarf Foundation you can visit their website: http://www.clontarf.org.au/