Inland Rail announces latest data on social performance progress

Inland Rail has now upskilled nearly 400 local businesses to work on major projects at over 200 workshops and mentoring sessions held over the last four years, with nearly sixty of these businesses being owned by First Nations owners.

In addition, Inland Rail has now provided skills training to 374 local workers, 142 of whom are from First Nations communities, with 200 of these workers completing civil construction courses and fifty completing rail industry courses.

University scholarships have been provided to 24 undergraduate students, four of which were First Nations students, in a range of degree subjects including engineering, aviation, medical radiation science, veterinary biology, nursing, science, paramedics and education.

Inland Rail has also worked extensively with younger students, with some 1,000 First Nations students from fifteen schools in NSW and QLD taking part in training opportunities delivered by our partnership with the Clontarf Foundation.

A further 10,000 students from nearly 450 schools have taken part in our STEM on Track events in schools in VIC, NSW, and QLD, with nearly 1,000 of these students coming from First Nations communities.

Image caption: Constructions skills training workshop in Moree, NSW.

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