• January 25, 2019

    A new group of eager apprentices join Alcoa

    Alcoa’s call for apprenticeships for its refineries and mine sites attracted more than 600 applications with twenty-five apprentices, a third of whom are female, joining Alcoa for the 2019 intake of the highly sought-after four-year apprenticeship program.

  • January 24, 2019

    Micro-tech innovation aids Peel-Harvey Estuary reef restoration

    Researchers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Murdoch University are using new micro-tech devices to assess the viability of creating new shellfish reefs in the Peel-Harvey Estuary, near Mandurah, Western Australia. The work in the Peel-Harvey Estuary has been made possible through the support of the Alcoa Foundation, which has...

  • January 21, 2019

    School volunteers make a big difference

    Volunteers in local schools helped more than 1,500 students in 2018 and in doing so made an economic contribution of nearly $800,000. Alcoa Foundation is providing US$180,000 to continue supporting EdConnect’s ‘Connecting Generations for School Success’ program in the local area for the next three years.

  • January 15, 2019

    Alcoa chief recognised as gender diversity change-maker

    Alcoa of Australia’s Chairman and Managing Director and an employee-driven ‘call to action’ company initiative have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy Women in Resources Awards. Michael Parker, an Alcoa employee of 25 years including four as head of the company, is short listed for the Women in Resources Champion award; while Alcoa’s Catalysts for Change program is an Outstanding Company Initiative category finalist. Vote for Michael for the People's Choice Award.

  • January 10, 2019

    Calling young eco-warriors: apply for the trip of a lifetime

    High school students aged 16-18 years are invited to apply for an all-expenses paid scientific expedition to one of two fascinating National Parks in America sponsored by Alcoa Foundation.

  • January 04, 2019

    Measuring rehabilitation has taken flight

    Rehabilitation assessment is a complex but crucial task, and new technology is now helping Alcoa of Australia safely and efficiently measure the progress of its world class environmental rehabilitation. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology is a remote sensing technology ideal for use in large areas, according to Alcoa Environmental Improvement Specialist, Cameron Richardson, who is pioneering its use for Alcoa’s environmental team.

  • December 23, 2018

    Alcoa continues to back female engineers

    Nominations are now open for the Alcoa Bev Corless Women in Engineering Scholarships. The one-year scholarships, valued at $5,000 each are open to full-time female students at Curtin University enrolled in their second, third, fourth or fifth year of studies. Eligible engineering courses include Civil and Construction, Chemical, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Mining, and Metallurgical.

  • December 12, 2018

    Alcoa secures gas for WA refineries

    Alcoa of Australia Limited (Alcoa) has secured three new gas supply agreements which combined will supply approximately 25 per cent of the Company’s gas requirement in Western Australia (WA) from 2020.

  • December 04, 2018

    Alcoa volunteers make a difference

    Volunteering is part of the Alcoa culture and today (Wednesday 5 December), Alcoa employees will join with thousands of other community-minded people in celebration of International Volunteer Day.

  • November 29, 2018

    People power shows cockies’ decline has stopped — for now

    The public of Western Australia has thrown its support behind the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos — those black cockies with a larrikin nature — by coming out in large numbers to take part in BirdLife Australia’s 2018 Great Cocky Count.