Apprenticeships - Partnering for Vocational Training
The Wallarah 2 Coal Project has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with TAFE NSW Hunter Institute and Central Coast Group Training. The MOUs are part of the ongoing development of the vocational training stream of the Wallarah Community Foundation and have driven the creation of new jobs for community members. With the funding and support of Wallarah 2 Coal Project, Central Coast Group Training have already provided at least 32 apprentices in the electrical, automotive and engineering trades to partnered host businesses within the northern (Wyong area) part of the Central Coast. This initiative also includes two school based apprentices and two full time apprentices each year sourced from the local community. Wallarah 2 Coal Project’s MOU with TAFE NSW Hunter Institute aims to support future mine related vocational training and education from the local region. Hunter TAFE will provide Wallarah 2 and its clients with training in Underground Coal Operations Certificate Courses, Underground Coal Mining Management Diploma, Work, Health and Safety and Environmental Management and Monitoring programs. Hunter TAFE will also provide support for apprenticeship training in electrical and mechanical trades.
From 2013 - 2019 (incl.) $745,000 has been provided to assist local businesses with the costs of employing these apprentices.
See how some of our Apprentices have been progressing here .
The Wallarah 2 Coal Project has granted scholarship to four Indigenous university students since 2016 studying a range of disciplines - law, archeology and building management. This initiative forms part of the Wyong Coal - Guringai Mutual Advancement Covenant (MAC).