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Evolution Mining partners with Johnathan Thurston Academy to offer employment and training opportunities

Published on 26 Aug 2019

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The Johnathan Thurston Academy has signed an exciting two year partnership with Evolution Mining, an Australian gold mining company, to help improve access to employment and training opportunities for local and Indigenous jobseekers aged between 16 and 25 across regional Australia.

Evolution is a relatively young company, which has quickly evolved into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders.   Having won various awards for community, safety and operational excellence, Evolution is committed to growing their people and their communities, as they grow. 

The partnership will be implemented in September at four of Evolution’s operations – Mt Carlton and Cracow in Queensland, Cowal in NSW and Mungari in WA – with a view to potentially extending the programs to other operations in future years.  

The partnership, while promoting job vacancies and training opportunities, will also assist local and Indigenous participants by preparing them to be job ready, building self-confidence and developing skills in resume writing, job interviewing skills and submitting job applications.

“We are committed to maximising local and Indigenous employment opportunities wherever possible,” Anika McManus, Evolution Mining Group Manager External and Indigenous Relations explained. “And we are excited about our partnership with the JTAcademy as their programs will help remove some of the barriers we identified that were preventing some locals from applying for roles.

“Supporting people in the communities in which we operate to competitively apply for jobs, not just with us, but with any company, will benefit both the community and Evolution. 

“Targeted training and support around writing job applications, compiling a resume and, importantly, having the confidence to attend and succeed in a job interview, will help more people access available jobs and to have fulfilling careers.”

Johnathan Thurston, Managing Director of the JTAcademy said partnerships, such as the one they have entered into with Evolution Mining, go a long way to equipping Indigenous youth with the skills and confidence needed to apply for work.

“The work we are doing at the Academy has been very successful in helping all youth in remote, regional and metropolitan areas around Australia access jobs and training they probably wouldn’t otherwise have access to,” Thurston said.

“While our purpose is to help as many people as we can, there is a sustained focus on offering additional support and opportunities for Indigenous youth, especially those in regional and remote communities.

“Our partnership with Evolution Mining has enormous potential to create great employment and training opportunities, which can help to significantly increase the options available for youth in regional Australia. And that’s exciting to us.

“This aligns perfectly with everything we stand for and we thank Evolution for coming on board and helping us achieve this.”

For more information please call Sarah Morgan on 0421 664 969.





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