LNG career boost for Onslow students

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Chevron mentor Ken Nankervis with Royden Elliot (Year 10), Tara Drummond (Year 12), Liam Barry (Year 11), and Cassius Hayes (Year 11).
Camera IconChevron mentor Ken Nankervis with Royden Elliot (Year 10), Tara Drummond (Year 12), Liam Barry (Year 11), and Cassius Hayes (Year 11). Credit: Chevron Australia

A handful of secondary students from Onslow School have been given the opportunity to receive exposure to possible pathways for employment in the natural gas industry.

Four students, ranging from Year 10 to 12, have received a Chevron Aboriginal School Scholarship, which supports the completion of their secondary education and partners them with a residential Chevron employee for mentoring and career advice.

The mentors come from a range of disciplines including medical, environmental management and contract management.

Chevron Aboriginal employment manager Rishelle Hume said the annual scholarship program provided an allowance to the school to contribute towards students’ school fees, tuition, uniforms, textbooks, stationery and other costs for the duration of their secondary studies.

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“The scholarship provides a great opportunity for our Aboriginal secondary students, providing them with a unique insight into the wide range of career pathways in the industry through mentoring and a series of excursions to the Chevron-operated Wheatstone facility,” she said.

“It also allows students to develop their communications and interpersonal skills in addition to helping build their confidence, which is so critical to their future success.”

Year 11 student Cassius Hayes said he was excited about being able to gain a better understanding of the jobs available in the industry by shadowing his mentor Ken Nankervis in the workplace.

“It’s great to be able to talk to someone about what they do day to day as well as the other roles around them,” he said.

“There are so many different types of jobs, it can be overwhelming to try and decide what pathway to follow, so having someone to explain the various opportunities and skills required is really helpful.”

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