The Next Generation School Program has been the Petroleum Club’s premier community engagement initiative since 1991. The program seeks to showcase the diversity of career options available in the oil and gas industry and provide students with information on potential pathways into their desired profession.
Students receive first-hand access to information from a mentor working directly in the industry, providing an opportunity to inspire the next generation and promote the oil and gas industry to our future workforce.
Despite fierce competition, Butler College presented the 2017-winning project, taking home a half-day helicopter underwater escape training and sea survival prize thanks to IFAP. Students from the winning team said "it was a once in a lifetime opportunity" with even the most nervous of pupils managing to overcome their fears and have a great time.
The 2018 Next Generation School Program will commence in February and plans are well underway. We've been working with the mentors and teachers to ensure the program is current, engaging and fun in order to inspire our oil and gas workers of the future. We aim to expand the program once again in 2018, allowing more students to participate and attend the Student Expo Day held in September.
If you know of any schools who may be interested in taking part in the program, please contact the office. We would be happy to arrange an information package with an overview of how the program works and what’s involved for teachers to consider.
We are now calling for applications of interest to become a mentor for the 2018 program. If you consider yourself an engaging, energetic, positive role model in your field and value the process of sharing your knowledge to the younger generation, then this could be an opportunity for you to build your own personal development and give back to the community and your industry.
To get involved in the 2018 Next Generation program contact Club Manager, Kate McCarthy.
View the 2017 Next Generation Annual Report here.