Closing the education gap
Our commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation is an important goal for the business.
In 2019 Cadia announced a three-year partnership with the Clontarf Foundation for its Academy at Canobolas Rural Technology School in Orange, NSW.
The A$150,000 commitment supports the Foundation’s program with Indigenous men at the school, who learn skills relevant to local industries, including mining. The organisation’s excellent work is evident in the successes of graduates from the Academy.
Cadia’s General Manager noted that the partnership will provide enduring benefits to the Clontarf students, both current and future, including pathways to employment opportunities in mining. The initiative is the very essence of the Community Partnership Program at Cadia – growing collaborative community programs with strong local organisations to provide measurable community impact. Since operations began in 1998, Cadia has provided more than A$8 million in financial assistance to local community groups.
Clontarf Foundation CEO Gerard Neesham was thrilled with the partnership. As his national organisation rapidly expands, he believes the future of the Foundation is in its ability to source localised private-sector funding. Cadia’s commitment is going to be critical to Clontarf’s long-term success. He thanked Cadia for the support and looks forward to building strong relationships between Cadia’s employees and the Technology School.