The Clontarf Foundation has announced a partnership with the Australian Gas Technology Conference & Exhibition to encourage more indigenous students to consider a career in oil and gas.
Clontarf will take a group of 40 Aboriginal students to the conference later this month to learn career pathways and gain face-to-face time with major gas employers and training bodies.
Clontarf graduate employment general manager Mark Skehan said the partnership would give senior students a good understanding of the opportunities that exist in the sector.
“We see a great benefit in enabling some of our senior students to visit the event, hear more about careers in the industry and understand what opportunities exist in this sector,” Mr Skehan said.
“Being the community partner for AGT also provides an opportunity to raise the profile of the work we do to engage and support young indigenous men in school and help them in their transition to work.
“We hope that some gas companies will consider partnering with our foundation as a result of learning more about what we do and the impact we are having.”
The AGT event is expected to attract more than 120 exhibitors and 3,500 delegates to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre later this month.