Whyalla’s Student Programme Class of 2020 celebrates with showcase

Community > 8th December, 2020
GFG Foundation Whyalla programme showcase 2021 photo

Participants of the 2020 GFG Foundation’s Student Programme have ended the year on a high after showcasing their projects at a graduation event at UniSA’s Whyalla campus last Tuesday. 

The programme, which is proudly supported by the CSIRO and The Prince’s Trust, doubled its intake of participants from the Whyalla region in 2020 following a hugely successful pilot last year. 

The programme provides Year 9 and 10 students with an opportunity to learn about the world of technology, engineering, maths and science and how it relates to business and industry in their own community. 

The sessions are run by CSIRO professionals with input from GFG Alliance mentors, who work across different parts of the business’s Whyalla operations. 

GFG Foundation Director, and Regional President (Australia and USA) and CEO of Infrabuild, Dak Patel, congratulated this year’s participants on another successful year, which saw some outstanding projects delivered. 

“GFG is a proud member of the Whyalla community and we believe it is critical for young people to learn about the industries operating in their community and foster their ideas,” Mr Patel said. 

“I’d like to thank our partners CSIRO and The Prince’s Trust for their support of their programme and for sharing our vision. 

“To have doubled the intake this year shows how much the students enjoy being part of the programme and we look forward to welcoming a new cohort next year.” 

After two successful years at Whyalla, the Foundation is also looking to expand its footprint to provide more students with an opportunity to learn about the industries operating in their local communities. 

For more information about the GFG Foundation, please visit https://www.gfgfoundation.org.au  

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