AusIMM Tarkwa Student Forum – Fourth Annual Conference
Recently the AusIMM Tarkwa Student Forum held their annual conference, sharing insights to members and students and providing an opportunity to network with industry professionals.
The conference's main theme was highlighting the importance of education and development in careers for the resource sector, as well as establishing a solid future for sustainable economic growth.
The conference was held over one day with a large panel of keynote speakers willing to share their insights and support for mining education. Students heard from professors and industry professionals about developing career skills and the necessity for education and development opportunities to create fulfilling careers.
Theophilus Mensah, former president of the AusIMM Tarkwa Student Forum and now mining engineer with Perseus Ghana Mining Limited, highlighted major myths every graduate engineer has about the mining industry, and spoke about the transition from graduate to resources professional.
With an emphasis on where students would like to take their careers in mining, this conference was the perfect opportunity to gain inspiration from industry professionals and potential mentors.
A solid support system is invaluable to any student wanting to develop their skills in mining, and being a student member of AusIMM grants opportunities for networking and a supportive community to help create a strong career in mining.
AusIMM Tarkwa Scholarships
The AusIMM Tarkwa Scholarships are a joint initiative to support those studying mining at the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa, Ghana.
Two scholarships, worth AUD$750 each, are awarded to help students with educational costs at the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa.