Santos is proud to continue supporting the career pathways of those who live in our regional communities, keeping local communities thriving with skilled and qualified workers.
In regional Queensland, we sponsor Country Universities Centre (CUC) Maranoa which provides campus-style facilities where locals can undertake study via remote learning, empowering students to pursue their study passions and dream careers, while remaining in their hometown and contributing to their community.
These centres remove barriers to success for students learning via distance by providing a classroom environment, high-speed internet, free printing services, and a dedicated study space free from the distractions of home.
Regional people are less than half as likely to gain a bachelor qualification compared to their metropolitan counterparts, so providing local access to tertiary and vocational education keeps skills and young people in town, contributing to the regional economy and community.
Santos has partnered with CUC for four years, sponsoring two campuses near our Roma and Narrabri operations − CUC Maranoa in Queensland and CUC North West in New South Wales.
We’re proud to be driving change in regional education by helping provide access to higher education for regional communities through our partnership with Country Universities Centre (CUC).