partnering stronger communities
 
discover alcoa online
Students and teachers all over Australia now have the opportunity to discover Alcoa online with the release of a new education and tour experience package this month.
 
‘discover alcoa: education and experiences’ is the latest initiative in our partnering stronger communities program.  It provides important lesson materials so students in years 5 to 9 can learn the value of the resource sector to the Australian economy and importantly, develop their core skills in critical subjects such as English, Maths and Science.
 
At Alcoa, we believe it’s vitally important that the next generation understand the value of the resources sector, our industry in particular, and the role aluminium plays in our world - in planes, cars, soft drink cans and much more.  We hope that through ‘discover alcoa’ we will be opening young peoples’ minds to the possibility of working in our industry one day.
 
Take a look through the fun, curriculum based activities for yourself at: www.alcoa.com.au/discover.  You may like to ‘mine your own backyard’ or alternatively you could take your family on tour these school holidays.
 
In Victoria, your family can choose to visit the Point Henry Smelter and Rolling Mill, the Anglesea Power Station or Portland Aluminium.
 
To find out more about the tours on offer, dates and times visit www.alcoa.com.au/discover or you can contact our friendly education officers and book a tour here.
 
There’s a lot to discover at Alcoa!
 
point henry employees get their hands dirty to help the community & environment 
Point Henry employees continue to make an impact on the environment in Geelong, Victoria – with Business Clean Up Australia Day.
 
Around 50 volunteers (Alcoans, local residents and representatives from many local businesses) got their hands dirty recently as they collected and removed rubbish from the Point Henry public reserve – an area frequently used by the local community for activities including walking, bicycle riding, kite boarding and fishing.

Alcoa and Greening Australia, which have been in partnership for more than 27 years, jointly coordinated the clean up event.

Greening Australia’s Anne-Marie McCarthy said it was great to see so many individuals working together to invest in the community through improving the local environment.

“The response from Alcoa, City of Greater Geelong and the other local business’ employees has been terrific. Greening Australia’s top priority is the environment and it is excellent to see so many others feel the same way."
 
Alcoa Point Henry Environment Manager Barry Knight said that Business Clean Up Australia Day was a great opportunity for Alcoa employees to come together and make a positive impact on the local community.

“Protecting and preserving the environment is a core element of Alcoa’s commitment to sustainability.
 
“We hope this clean up activity is the first of many where businesses in our local community work together to improve the environment,” he said.

Clean up Australia Day began in 1989 as an apolitical, non-profit community campaign in which anyone can participate.  Since that time, the day has grown with hundreds of thousands of Australians joining together to clean up their communities each year. 
 
Read more about Point Henry.
 

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