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Australia holds mining career camp for Indigenous girls

Image from Alcoa.

Twelve Indigenous girls in Australia are being inspired to pursue careers in mining, with a five-day educational camp being held this week.

The inaugural Mining and Lands camp is hosted by Curtin University in collaboration with the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia and is supported by Ashanti Gold Australia.

The girls will visit Alcoa and Talison mine sites, as well as engage in various educational activities on campus and in the community. Camp attendees are also attending networking events, engaging directly with mining industry representatives.

Staying in Curtin University student accommodation, the girls are also experiencing what university life is like.

Further camps are planned for later in the year for both genders, Curtin said.