Repair shop visit gives industry insights
Five Roebourne District High School students travelled to the BHP Ore Car Repair Shop at Mooka Rail recently to explore different career pathways available in the industry.
Teams from different BHP departments shared work experience and career pathways advice with students.
Roebourne District High School teacher Jillian Bossinga said it was often hard for students to make the right decision after they left school and said opportunities like these were a good idea.
“It was a rewarding day to see the different industries in action,” she said.
“The students got to see all the different jobs in mining such as the Mooka medical facility and the kids had a great time learning about the fire equipment.”
The students and teachers particularly enjoyed learning more about automated guided vehicles and how they operated in the workshop.
“The students got to see the ore cars dismantled in three main components, and it was all controlled in a very structured manner,” Ms Bossinga said.
“I wanted the students to see that the mining industry isn’t just about trucks and iron ore.”
BHP health, safety and environment superintendent Shaun McGrath said he was pleased with the collaborative efforts between the BHP teams and Roebourne District High School.
“All in all this was a great opportunity for the students as well as the site HSE and line teams to learn something from each other,“he said.
Shaun McGrath, Alix Walker, Vera Dwyer, Deanne Alec, Naesha Stevens, Kylie Rivers and Layla Walker.
Roebourne District High School students and the BHP team.