Roy Hill and WesTrac Partner to Support WA Student Learning

WesTrac has teamed up with Roy Hill to announce the arrival of a new Cat® Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed Learning Centre.

WesTrac has teamed up with Roy Hill to announce the arrival of a new Cat® Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed Learning Centre, in front of students from Kent Street Senior High School and special guest WA Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken AC.

WesTrac’s donation of the Cat Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed program enables students to immerse themselves in the experience of operating a large Cat wheel loader, just as it would on site at the Roy Hill mine.

Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed Learning Centre has been running since 2017 and is designed to support classroom teaching and learning in maths, science, geography and business studies for year 8 and 9 students. The half-day program aligns with the Australian Curriculum and provides an opportunity for students to experience firsthand, a busy mining operation centre and corporate headquarters in action. 

WesTrac CEO Jarvas Croome said:

“Our Cat Simulator aligns perfectly with the objectives of Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed program, enabling students to experience what it’s like to drive the 994H, one of our largest wheel loaders. Through this experience, students can explore how their studies relate to real-time operations on a mine site. It’s programs such as this that will stimulate enthusiasm amongst the next generation to pursue a career in mining, which is something WesTrac is proud to support.”

Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald added:

“We thank our partner WesTrac for donating their fantastic Cat Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed Learning Centre – this is an expensive piece of equipment that enables us to immerse students visiting the Centre in a life-like mine experience. As a knowledge-based organisation, we are constantly leveraging technology to consider new and better ways of doing things –and the Cat Simulator is a perfect example of how we support our staff to learn new skills in a safe environment.”

The Cat Simulator joins a refreshed suite of activities for students as part of the ROC-Ed program including practical tasks, online activities and interactive experiences.

WesTrac and Roy Hill partnership


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