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JT Academy’s virtual video promotes employment opportunities with Evolution Mining

Published on 6 Jan 2021

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JT Academy’s Managing Director Johnathan Thurston recently headed out to Evolution Mining’s Mt Carlton mine which is located in the Whitsunday region. JT talked with team members about the many and varied employment opportunities for local and Indigenous jobseekers.


Thurston’s tour of the mine in a dump truck was filmed and virtually presented to students at Yarrabah, Kowanyama and Trinity Bay schools, who are part of the JT Academy. During the virtual session, the school children also had the chance to hear from Evolution Mining team at Mt Carlton and ask questions about what it’s like working in the mining industry.


The video and virtual session was a big hit with the local school children and provided plenty of motivation and inspiration for students considering a possible career in resources. 


“Evolution’s team are very passionate and proud of their work and of the work family culture they have created,” Thurston said. “I’m really proud to call them a partner of the JT Academy. 


“There are so many roles within the resources sector, students can choose from administration, safety, geology, environmental science and engineering through to process operators and driving the dump trucks, loaders and excavators.


“The possibilities in the industry are endless if you believe in yourself, have the courage and confidence to follow your dreams and work hard.


“It’s a great industry with a lot of education and employment opportunities for Youth looking for an exciting career.”


JT Academy’s partnership with Evolution Mining aims to help improve access to employment opportunities for local and Indigenous jobseekers aged 16-25 in regional Australia.


The partnership sees the Academy working at four Evolution sites – Mt Carlton in Queensland, Cowal in NSW and Mungari in Western Australia, with plans to extend to other sites.


The partnership, while promoting job opportunities, also assists local and Indigenous participants by preparing them to be job ready.


“Our partnership with Evolution Mining will go a long way to equipping Indigenous youth with the skills and confidence needed to apply for work,” Thurston said.


“It’s all about providing young Australians with the chance to learn and earn. We want to support Youth on their journey to employment in any way we can and instill the belief that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.” 


To see more on our trip to Mt Carlton click here


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