Telfer has recently celebrated its first two Martu trainees to have completed an independently certified training qualification. Martu men Mark Yeeda and Willie Kickett now have a Certificate II in Resource Processing, a qualification that sees each of their careers take significant steps forward.
Their awards are the first qualifications flowing from the signing on an Indigenous Land Use Agreement between Newcrest Mining Limited and the Martu. Promotion and support for training and employment opportunities at Telfer are integral components of the agreement.
Mark and Willie undertook their traineeships with Telfer’s Ore Processing department and, with a lot of hard work and commitment, together with widespread support from other departments at the mine, they have succeeded in reaching their valuable goals.
In congratulating them, Brett McFadgen, Manager Ore Treatment, said it was important that they studied and worked to achieve the Certificate II, as it was a qualification that would be acknowledged anywhere as a significant award.
The combined collaboration and communication between Telfer’s Training, Ore Processing, Human Resources and Community Relations departments were key factors assisting Mark and Willie in completing their qualifications, Brett said. Newcrest now looks forward to seeing its next group of trainees enjoy similar successes.