The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, and ARC Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sue Thomas, visited Deakin University on 8th November for the official launch of the mineAlloy training centre.

“It is a real thrill to be here today. So much of this University is about impact – here in Geelong, across Victoria, the nation and, indeed, globally,” said Senator Birmingham.

Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander AO, the launch was also attended by Ms Elaine Carbines, CEO, G21 Geelong Regional Alliance; Ms Sarah Henderson MP, Member for Corangamite; senior staff and representatives from mineAlloy’s industry partners.

The speakers emphasised the partnership between universities and industry to ensure we stay at the cutting edge and retain our competitive advantage in the mining equipment, technology and services market.