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Career boost forgraduates

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

Fortescue Metals Group has celebrated the graduation of nine female trainees from the Vocational Training and Employment Centres.

The women are now set to bolster their careers at the company’s Christmas Creek and Solomon operations where they will have the support and opportunity to progress their skills.

Graduate Narelle Dhu said she looked forward to starting her new position at FMG’s Christmas Creek operations.

As a single mother, she said it had been a long, life-changing journey, which would not have possible without the support of her family.

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“I know other single mothers who are already part of the Fortescue family and they gave me the determination to give it a go and to push me towards a better future for me and my daughter,” she said.

FMG chief executive Nev Power said it was a significant milestone, which reflected the values of workplace, gender and Aboriginal diversity.

“We believe in providing people with the opportunity to grow professionally and personally and we know how important it is to provide Aboriginal Australians, both men and women, with sustainable career opportunities,” he said.

“We are proud to offer a number of training pathways that align with our long-standing belief that the best way to end Aboriginal disadvantage is by providing opportunity through training and employment.”

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