Setting sail for a great career
STUDENTS from 20 Perth high schools learnt more about careers in the maritime industry at Fremantle Ports last week.
More than 80 Year 9 students, including some from John XXIII College, took part in the event, with activities including climbing the riggings of the sail training ship Leeuwin, participating in a diving and underwater communications workshop and watching practical marine safety training.
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Boarder Force and Challenger Institute of Technology were among those involved in the educational event.
Fremantle Ports chief executive Chris Leatt-Hayter said the aim was to give students a chance to learn more about maritime industry careers.
“The maritime sector offers a wide range of interesting careers, but in some fields, both in Australia and internationally, there is a shortage of skilled personnel,” he said.
“With the help of our industry partners, our aim in hosting the Maritime Careers Day is to make a contribution by drawing attention to the career opportunities and educational and training pathways leading to them.”