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WASM cadetship offers experience of a lifetime

Media release

Curtin University of Technology’s Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) has 20 cadetships available for 2010.

The $10,000 cadetships, facilitated by the WA School of Mines Graduates’ Association (WASMGA) in conjunction with the mining industry and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, are being offered to mining engineering or metallurgical students.

“This cadetship can make the experience of a lifetime possible and give students a head start with there careers,” said WASMGA President Tony James.

“All WASM graduates have great memories of studying in Kalgoorlie and understand the importance of a mining education in close connection to the mining industry.”

“We believe that studying in Kalgoorlie gives students a better understanding of what life is like when living and working in the mining industry.”

The cadetships are open to all students who select a WASM mining or metallurgy course in Kalgoorlie as their first preference when applying for tertiary study in 2010. They must accept the offer to one of these courses to receive the cadetship, which will automatically be provided to eligible individuals.

“Not only will the recipients of these cadetships receive financial assistance, they will also be linked to a mining company,” Mr James said.

“This will provide students with the chance to build relationships with people in the industry and increase their chances of gaining valuable vacation employment.”

WASM Director, Professor Paul Dunn, said the cadetship scheme would assist students wanting to study in Kalgoorlie.

“Kalgoorlie remains one of the most important mining centres in WA,” he said.

“Through this cadetship it will be easier for students to take advantage of the world-class education offered by WASM in the heart of the Goldfields.”

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