North Beach teen on the way to becoming a marine engineer

North Beach teen on the way to becoming a marine engineer

NORTH BEACH teenager William Kent took steps forward in achieving his dream of becoming a marine engineer through a youth scholarship.

The Newman College Year 10 student received the opportunity to go onboard a Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation ship on a voyage from Monkey Mia to Fremantle.

He was awarded a Woodside Marine Scholarship for young people aged 14 to 25.

Will said he hoped to return to the ship as a crewmember or captain in the future.

“With my passion for maritime and my hopes for a career within the industry, I was lucky enough to gain a scholarship through Woodside,” he said.

“The Leeuwin experience encouraged me to follow a career in the maritime industry by showing me first-hand what it is like to be out on the ocean and having a life at sea.”

Leeuwin chief executive Carol Shannon said marine studies could be costly to young people who wanted a career on the ocean.