As this year’s major sponsor of the2017 KIC iWOMEN Project, Cockburn Cement welcomed a group of 32 female year ten students for a site tour at its Munster and Kwinana Plants on March 17.
Brad Lemmon, Executive General Manager, Cement and Lime, Adelaide Brighton – Cockburn Cement said the organisation was thrilled to be involved in this year’s program.
“Cockburn Cement has been a long-time supporter the KIC’s education and training programs, however this is the first year we have been a sponsor of the iWOMEN program.
“Our goal at Cockburn Cement is to establish a culture across our business where diversity is the norm and where women feel they can thrive and actually do so. Sponsoring important programs such as the KIC iWOMEN program is one of our initiatives to achieving this goal, said Brad.
The female students were selected into the iWOMEN Project from twelve different high schools across the Cockburn, Kwinana and Rockingham areas.
Now in its sixth consecutive year, the project provides Year 10 students with the opportunity to explore and understand the significance of industry in the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA), and the broad range of career options available.
The iWOMEN Project is a unique program for the local region that provides an insight into industry for potential future employees.
The project had been designed to help the students with their subject choices for Years 11 and 12, and potentially spark an interest in job prospects within local industry.
The program encompasses many activities including industry visits, workshop sessions, resume preparation, mock interviews, meeting women in industry, industry review and research which aim to increase the student’s awareness about the employment opportunities in industry.