Students explore career options in engineering
Two students from Manjimup and Bridgetown participated in the Indigenous Australia Engineering School program last month, allowing them to explore engineering studies and potential careers stemming from the field.
The program saw a total of 30 indigenous students from more than 20 WA schools take part in the week-long course, a forum for them to meet engineers and learn about the profession.
Imogen Pell, of Manjimup, and Brodie O’Breza, of Bridgetown, were selected to attend the program from September 27 to October 3.
“For me, it came about when one of my teachers asked if I was interested,” Imogen said.
“I was thinking about engineering as a career possibility.
“The week was a lot of fun, I liked meeting so many different people who talked about their paths to becoming engineers.”
Imogen said while at the campus, she and the other students heard a lot of speeches and also did a lot of hands-on activities.
The week saw Curtin University hold engineering exercises for students to code, manufacture, practice simulation and make water rockets.
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