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Scholarships support future mining leaders

Posted On February 5, 2013

Hon Norman Moore BA DipEd JP MLC

  • $48,000 in scholarship money supports State’s skills development
  • WA School of Mines among finest mining and minerals education facilities
  • Scholarships important for ongoing growth of WA resources industry

The State Government today reaffirmed its commitment to State skills development in Western Australia, announcing two mining engineering and metallurgy scholarships.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore said the scholarships would enable the winners to undertake their studies across a four-year period at Curtin University’s Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) Kalgoorlie-Boulder campus.

“I congratulate Calum Hill and Enrik Mundt being selected as the recipients of the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s 2013 scholarships, valued at $24,000 each,” he said.

“Both students demonstrated a great deal of passion and academic prowess and these scholarships will provide a unique opportunity for them to study at one of the world’s finest mining and minerals education facilities in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

“It’s important to harness and support these kinds of educational pursuits, as today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders.”

The Minister said State Government initiatives such as these would help to solidify WA’s position as the economic powerhouse of the nation for many years to come.

Hill and Mundt join six other scholarship recipients already undertaking their studies at the WASM in Kalgoorlie.

The scholarships were introduced in 1985, in order to attract high-calibre WASM students.

Fact File

  • More than $190,000 in State Government funding has been provided to the Department of Mines’ WASM scholarships during the past four years
  • Liberal National Government has invested $7.5million in three years to establish WA Minerals Institute to promote research in resources sector

Source: ProjectLink.com.au

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