“Everyone I met spoke so highly of the industry, and they absolutely loved their jobs. There’s lots of passionate people, and I think when you’ve got people who are passionate about what they do then they bring their absolute best self to work,” Ms Francis-Bayman said.
The Gold Industry Group is extremely proud to be a major partner of the West Coast Fever for the 4th year this season, as well as being the principal partner of Netball WA and major partner of Shooting Stars, supporting every level of the sport across the State and beyond.
The Gold Industry Group concluded formalities with the presentation of its prestigious annual Gold Class Awards, recognising the vital contribution of its Gold Class Facilitators in inspiring the future industry leaders of Australia’s gold industry through the delivery of Gold Class Sessions.
Evolution Mining Community Relations Officer Tara Rout won the top honour, Gold Class Facilitator of the Year for 2021, for delivering six Gold Class Sessions in 2021 across both primary and secondary schools and received amazing feedback. Gold Fields received the award for Company of the Year for a second year running, with nine Gold Class Facilitators delivering 20 sessions.
Now in its third year, the National Gold Education Program is having a huge impact in changing industry perceptions and developing the leaders of tomorrow, reaching more than 1500 schools and tens of thousands of students to date.
Ms Carter said she was thrilled to see the Program continue to flourish with amazing feedback from teachers, students, and industry champions, and thanked members for their collective efforts in building a brighter and more sustainable future for Australia’s gold industry.
“Employees are the gold sector’s greatest advocates, and the Program provides an invaluable opportunity for workers to share their enthusiasm for the industry,” Ms Carter said.
“At a time when talent is scarce and the competition for new hires is high, it has never been more important for the gold industry to ensure it is investing in building a pipeline of future talent.”
The Group launched its new Gold Class Careers Sessions nation-wide this term, to further showcase the diverse career opportunities and pathways available to students.