2018 Program Mentors
Thank you to all our 2018 mentors, we appreciate you volunteering your time to help us present the Next Generation Schools Program. Our Lead Mentors have started completing the first mentor visits and we'll be finalising the second visits over the coming weeks. The Panel Mentors are invited to the second visit, to present on their own career and industry experiences.
The 2018 mentor applications are now closed. If you're interested in this role, we invite you to apply for our 2019 program. Applications will be open in October 2018.
Help inspire the "next generation" and positively promote the oil and gas industry to our future workforce.
The program values the role teachers and energy professionals play in education young people about the importance of energy in our society.
Lead Mentors; 4 school visits, approx 15 hours
Panel Mentors; 2 school visits, approx 4 hours
- Give back to the community and positively promote the industry you work in;
- Engage directly with students to inspire their career choices;
- Inspire the next generation and contribute to the industry's need for ongoing education;
- Support an industry education program that has been delivered for over 20 years.
Purpose and Goals
To introduce the "Next Generation" to the Oil & Gas industry in a fun, interactive and educational environment.
Educate students about the Oil & Gas industry and the important role energy plays in our society.
Provide information on the diverse range of careers and opportunities within the industry.
Year 8 - 10 students
The objective of the Next Generation program is to introduce year 8-10 students to the oil and gas industry in a fun, interactive and educational environment. We aim to educate students about the Oil & Gas industry and the important role energy plays in our society, and provide information on the diversity of career options available.
By matching each school with an industry mentor, students get first hand access to information from someone working directly in the industry. This program provides an opportunity to inspire the next generation and to promote the oil and gas industry to our future workforce.
During the mentor visits, students will learn about the oil and gas industry and the mentors will conduct an interactive experiment. They will also have the opportunity to speak with a panel of mentors who will share their experience and career path into the industry.
Students are asked to produce a research deliverable on a chosen career, including roles in exploration & production; engineering; construction & maintenance; health, safety and environment; renewable and sustainable industries; and services such as legal, accounting and marketing.
February - Teacher Information Session
Introduction by Guest Speaker, presentation of the 2018 program, and Q&A session.
February - Mentor Briefing and Training Session
PCWA Interviews and mentor selection and school allocations. Mentors receive training and program materials.
March - April: Mentor School Visit #1
Importance of energy, an overview of Oil & Gas, where it is found, and the impact the industry has on society.
Interactive practical group exercise conducted by Mentor.
May - June: Mentor School Visit #2
Lead Mentor will be assigned 2 guest mentors from various backgrounds to form a panel. Each mentor will share their experiences in their career, study pathways, benefits, and opportunities.
June: Mentor School Visit #3
Learn about the project life-cycle and introduction to the careers required to complete a project.
July - August: Mentor School Visit #4
Educate students on the various careers required to complete a project, such as Exploration, Drilling, Development, and Downstream.
Friday, 14th September 2018
Students will rotate between all the exhibitions and generate points through the industry related activities. The group who accumulates the most points will win the 2018 program.
The Student Expo Day is open to all students to attend. Students are required to form groups of 5-6 and work as a team to get points. Additional points can be gained by completing the worksheets handed out at the end of each mentor visit.
HUET and Subsea Survival Training Experience thanks to IFAP
A half day training experience at the IFAP training centre in Henderson for the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training and Subsea Survival (HUET).
Students will be given the opportunity to develop hands-on experience training in submerged helicopter simulators, and learn essential sea survival techniques including life jacket and life raft training.
Rope Access Training thanks to Vertech
Students will get an introduction to industrial rope access and Engineered decking access systems at the Vertech IRATA training School located ion Osborne Park.
The students will learn about the equipment, rescue scenarios, the Rope access level 1 syllabus and spend the afternoon climbing, abseiling and putting into practice their earlier learnings.
Sea Survival and Skipper Training thanks to Australasian Maritime Institute
Students will undergo sea survival and boat handling training at the Australasian Maritime Institute in Henderson. Following the sea survival training, students will board a vessel in Cockburn Sound for a practical lesson on how to be a skipper.
Students will also learn about the various Maritime and Oil and Gas training courses, including an opportunity to watch the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training component of the BOSIET course.
Thank you to our 2018 Program Sponsors