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Cannington provides career pathways and training for local students

20 DECEMBER 2023

Our Cannington in North West Queensland is partnering with local Council to provide career pathways for local young people.

The partnership will support Cloncurry Shire Council to deliver the ‘Earn and Learn’ Program, offering paid work experience and training opportunities for students in the region.

South32’s funding contribution in partnership with Council will enable the six students to undertake paid, on-the-job work experience in local community service, economic development, corporate services and early childhood roles.

The students will also work towards gaining nationally-recognised professional qualifications while continuing their high school studies, setting them up for a bright future and viable pathway into a career.

The program is helping to future-proof the region’s workforce, providing valuable education and experiences that will set young people up for success once they have completed formal education.

This is one of the ways we are supporting regional education and training programs, and making a difference in the communities where we operate. Learn more about our approach to Sustainability and partnering with communities.

Pictured: Cr Greg Campbell, Mayor (Shire of Cloncurry) and Leah Morgan, Principal - Community (South32) with participating students.