Momentum is building for a Pilbara Universities Centre (PUC)
GUC has supported the Pilbara community to progress plans for a PUC.
Some exciting developments occurred in 2017:
- The Federal Government included $15million to help establish regional university hubs in the Higher Education Reform Package, citing both the Geraldton model and the Pilbara feasibility study while doing so.
- The Pilbara is therefore well placed to attract some of this funding.
- Following stakeholder meetings in Karratha, it was agreed that a PUC Advisory Committee be formed to progress a Universities Centre.
The nine member PUC Advisory Committee includes: Peter Long (Mayor), Frank Ye (Chartered Accountant, KPMG), Jennifer McMahon (Principal Karratha Senior High School), Kylah Morrison (Maverick Effect / KDCCI President), Neil Darby (Pilbara Regional Executive Director, Department of Education), Sharyn Larsen (HR Manager, Yara Pilbara), Camille Barton (Lead HSE Advisor), Jan Ford (Port Hedland Community Progress Association), and, Monica Moran (OT, Associate Professor, WA Centre Rural Health).
Join the PUC Facebook group page so that you can keep up to date as well as get involved in discussions and sharing ideas.
This group page is for all Pilbara people interested in supporting or participating in a PUC. This includes;
- Potential Students
- Potential Tutors
- Industry and Business
Get on board and contribute to the discussion, express your interest and share ideas and stories. Join the group here.