CO2 Australia partnership to provide lasting positive impact
Students studying in the fields of Agriculture, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism, and Parks, Recreation and Heritage will soon benefit from a new scholarship provided by CO2 Australia.
Operating since 2004, CO2 Australia is an environmental services company with a focus on greenhouse emissions and climate change management, land management, revegetation and environmental consulting. As James Bulinski, Managing Director at CO2 Australia and CSU Alumni explained, the company is committed to making lasting positive impact by supporting the careers of young regional professionals and creating effective pathways to enduring education and employment opportunities for Indigenous people.
“We are pleased to partner with CSU to establish this scholarship, as we see it as a way to support prospective students from Indigenous backgrounds to access higher education opportunities and help young people to develop diverse, long-term careers in regional locations. As the company providing carbon offsets for CSU, we also see it as a way to continue to strengthen and broaden our relationship with a university so dedicated to environmental sustainability.”
In addition to providing financial support through a $10,000 Foundation Scholarship, CO2 Australia is committed to offering the scholarship recipient the opportunity to gain a broader set of professional experiences while studying.
Depending on the interests of the recipient, during the life of the scholarship this may include seasonal and casual work placements, student internships, support for student research projects, mentoring, job application and interview preparation, and invitations for the recipient to apply for suitable positions at CO2 as they become available.
“We believe that on‐the‐job training and work‐experience is critical to setting students up for success when transitioning from study and into the workforce. That’s why we are committed to helping the recipient gain professional experiences.
“We hope that this approach will create pathways to employment for graduates and help address the problem of high youth unemployment in regional areas.”
We are pleased to partner with CSU to establish this scholarship, as we see it as a way to support prospective students from Indigenous backgrounds to access higher education opportunities and help young people to develop diverse, long-term careers in regional locations.
Managing Director – CO2 Australia and CSU Alumni