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Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow Applications Opening

Local students are encouraged to reach for the stars with Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow program, supporting educational pathways for the seventh year in a row. 


GPC has provided more than $91,000 of financial assistance to Gladstone and Bundaberg students through the bursary and recognition program since it started in 2013. 


Applications open on 22 June to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander students.


A one-off payment of $500 for the Junior student and $750 for the Senior student will be paid to each of the successful candidates' schools, to be held in trust for the student. 


Indigenous Affairs Advisor Lee-ann Dudley said it’s the second year the program has been offered Bundaberg schools and is designed to support students on their learning journey. 


“GPC was able to support 30 students in February, the year before we had 23 and it’s encouraging to see the numbers are increasing every year,” Ms Dudley said. 


“Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow is helping shape our future leaders and not only encourages academic achievement and cultural awareness, but also participation, attitude and attendance. 


“It’s important to recognise our students and help them fulfil their dreams.” 


People, Community and Sustainability General Manger Rowen Winsor said the impact of the program was priceless to the community.  


 “It’s a rewarding program not just for students but for parents and guardians who commit their time to their child’s education,” Ms Winsor said.


GPC acknowledges and values the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander heritage, culture and people, and the role they play in our organisation as employees, customers and community members.


Applications close on Friday 31 July at 4pm.


For more information on the program visit: https://www.gpcl.com.au/indigenous-relations

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