Community Engagement


Inspiring curiosity about mining

Mining will play a key role in the development of clean energy technologies, and it is important that the industry has skilled workers to meet future demand. Over the course of 2022, we have provided multiple opportunities for local school students to learn more about our operations and the various careers available within the resources industry.

One of these opportunities was an incursion at Marist Secondary College
As a part of the year eight curriculum at Marist Secondary College students have been undertaking a unit of work around Geology and Mining. Students were asked to complete a project based on the question: How do we decide whether a mine should be allowed to open and operate? To provide an insight into modern-day mining two staff from Fosterville Gold Mine visited the school to speak with the year eight students. Trudi Jackson, Senior Community Advisor and Pat Dillon, Senior Engineer – Innovation & Technology, outlined the various stages involved with establishing a new mining operation and what must be considered when moving from exploration to mining. Students also heard about the many different career opportunities currently available at FGM and within the mining sector more broadly.

Fosterville along with the Gold Industry Group is looking to deliver education programs to other schools in the region, so if you would like to express interest in having one of these sessions at your school, please click the link below. Sessions are available in Bendigo and Melbourne.

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Pat Dillon (Senior Engineer – Innovation & Technology) speaking to Year eight students at Marist Secondary College