Rare prize for top trio

North Coast Times - - OPINION -

THE Petroleum Club of WA and Next Gen­er­a­tion 2017 have de­vel­oped a pro­gram to ed­u­cate stu­dents about en­ergy, in­clud­ing the ef­fects and im­por­tance of en­ergy sources and in­dus­try op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Stu­dents were paired with in­dus­try men­tors and over sev­eral ses­sions dur­ing the year, looked at the dif­fer­ent as­pects of the oil and gas in­dus­try.

Eight Year 10 stu­dents rep­re­sented But­ler Col­lege at Curtin Uni­ver­sity dur­ing the fi­nal pre­sen­ta­tion in Septem­ber, with a team of three lo­cal stu­dents win­ning the top prize.

“The girls were up against tough com­pe­ti­tion from other schools in­clud­ing Methodist Ladies Col­lege, St Nor­bert Col­lege, Carine Se­nior High School, Dun­craig SHS, Church­lands SHS, Perth Mod­ern and Mor­ley SHS,” as­so­ci­ate prin­ci­pal He­len Macri said.

“The win­ning prize is a half day train­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in he­li­copter un­der­wa­ter es­cape train­ing and sea sur­vival at the In­dus­trial Foun­da­tion for Ac­ci­dent Pre­ven­tion Train­ing Cen­tre in Hen­der­son. They will de­velop hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence train­ing in sub­merged he­li­copter sim­u­la­tors and learn es­sen­tial sea sur­vival tech­niques in­clud­ing life­jacket and life-raft train­ing.

“Work­ers in the off­shore oil and gas in­dus­try are re­quired to un­der­take this vi­tal train­ing.

“This is a rare op­por­tu­nity and one that all three stu­dents are very ex­cited about.” But­ler Col­lege stu­dents won the Petroleum Club of WA and Next Gen­er­a­tion 2017 pro­gram.

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