Seeking Mentors for 2017
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.
Bringing Energy into the Classroom
We have partnered our 2016 program with the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) Energy4me! This will provide us
with access to project activities, mentor and teacher workshops, scholarship programs and classroom materials and educational tools.
The program values the role teachers and energy professionals play in educating young people about the importance of energy. Energy4me educational materials were created with teachers and education institutions and have been tested in the classroom environment across the globe. The program is designed to make an impact with website resources, teacher development, hands-on activities and speaker programs.
We believe that in order to garner the interests of students to study STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) we need to provide teachers and mentors the tools to make learning about the Oil & Gas industry fun and interactive.
Today’s students are tomorrow’s industry professionals. Our message to students everywhere: “We need your help! Come join the energy industry and help create the world’s energy solutions for today, tomorrow and the future!”
Student Expo Day
The program culminates in the final event which showcases the student’s project and provides the opportunity for students to
present in front of peers, other schools, mentors and sponsors.
The expo industry supporters provide interactive displays and simulations for the students to participate in a fun and interactive environment. This is designed to generate interest and facilitate the question and answer process between students and industry representatives.
February - Teacher Info Session
- Introduction by guest speaker
- Presentation of the 2017 program
February - Mentor Briefing and Training
June - Mentor School visit #3
March - Mentor School Visit #1