College tours port authority operations
Students at one of Karratha’s high schools got the chance to get up close to some of the technology driving the engine room of the Pilbara this month.
Twenty-one St Luke’s College students accompanied by two priests and two teachers toured Pilbara Ports Authority’s Dampier Port operations to gain insight into what goes on behind the scene at one of the world’s largest bulk export ports. The port visit included a tour of the Vessel Traffic Services Centre which is equipped with large screens overseeing thousands of vessel movements through the Dampier and Ashburton ports.
PPA Dampier harbour master Vikas Bangia said the trip was a good opportunity for students and staff to learn about the significant operations at the port.
“Students were able to learn about the various professions and trades at the port, which contribute to the port’s safe, efficient and smooth operations,” he said.
Mr Bangia said the trip highlighted a few career pathways for students interested in a future in port operations.
The students were given the opportunity to meet staff members from the marine operations, security, environment and heritage, engineering and geographic information system departments during their tour.
St Luke’s College students recently visited Dampier Port.