The Hunter Coal Festival will be staged this year from October 21 – 29 and has three main events– a careers expo, the return of the popular Mining Leaders Lunch and the festival’s biggest event, the Singleton Community Day.
The festival is an initiative of Business Singleton which works with sponsors, government bodies, community groups and local business to stage what has become one of the Upper Hunter’s largest and most popular festivals.
It aims to promote the Upper Hunter’s major industry and its involvement in the community in a positive light and is an opportunity to highlight the ongoing co-existence between industry and community with a focus on the positive benefits to the Hunter overall as well as the contribution made by individual companies.
The 2022 Hunter Coal Festival also retains the festival’s successful “Community + Coexistence + Innovation + Education” theme and organisers say the fourth Hunter Coal Festival will be a major celebration for the entire Hunter community. The main events are:
Experts at the Expo
The Hunter Coal Festival is giving locals the opportunity to learn more about being part of the Upper Hunter’s biggest and most dynamic industry.
Careers in mining and its associated industries will be in focus at the Hunter Coal Festival’s Careers and Innovation Expo at Muswellbrook RSL Club on Friday, October 21.
The Expo will be free and open to the public. The Festival has also offered all Upper Hunter high schools bus transport for students to the Expo.
Most of the Hunter Coal Festival’s 16 mining and industry sponsors are expected to participate in the Expo with their own displays.
Expo attendees will have the opportunity to talk directly with mining and supply company representatives and learn how they can access a career in the mining industry.
As well as learning about apprenticeship programs, employment in trades and non-tertiary degree roles, attendees will also be able to access expert advice on education requirements for tertiary-degree employment including STEM-related roles.