Butler College trio win Petroleum Club of WA and Next Generation 2017 program


Butler College students won the Petroleum Club of WA and Next Generation 2017 program.
Butler College students won the Petroleum Club of WA and Next Generation 2017 program.

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.”