Over 100 teenagers from the Hunter region have been given free access to films and workshops to increase their knowledge and interest in the resources sector.
The Hunter Student Day and Dungog Film Festival are part of NSW Mining`s Festivals` 2011 Skills Development program, which includes events and programs throughout the year.
As one of the sponsors of the event, the NSW Minerals Council is an advocate for educating young Australians about the resources sector.
“We are strongly committer to fostering talent among our young people, particularly in regional New South Wales, and preparing them for the future where they can choose from a diverse range of careers,”ť NSW Minerals Council Acting chief executive, Sue-Ern Tan said.
“This year we`re focusing on youth and education, contributing to a range of innovative programs which nurture youth talent and inspire and energise young people to be the best they can be.
NSW miners support local community
“New South Wales miners don`t just support the economy, we support local communities,”ť Tan said.
“We are passionate about making lasting contributions that build the capacity of mining communities to support their young people and the Skills Development Program is in sync with our values.
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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the worldâ€™s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queenslandâ€™s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.
Caterpillar Haul truck 793
The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.
The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStarâ„˘
Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.
Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)
Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.
RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.