Students to experience port roles

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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Camera IconHedland Senior High School. Credit: Sophia Constantine.

A flood of Hedland Senior High School students will soon be seen at BHP’s port operations thanks to a new work experience initiative.

Up to 40 students in Years 10 and 11 will have the opportunity to complete a one-week unpaid work experience program in a range of roles at the mining giant’s port operations thanks to a new partnership between the school, BHP and Programmed Skilled Workforce.

Students will be able to choose among the production, maintenance, marine, light vehicle workshop and port engineering divisions in both vocational training and Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank pathway roles.

Acting principal David Taylor said work experience opportunities were one of the best ways to give students an understanding of possible future careers.

“We hope that providing opportunities for our students to get some hands-on experience in different occupations, they might consider pathways not previously considered and that they are able to make better-informed decisions about their future,” he said.

BHP port general manager Chris Dark said the initiative was building on the organisation’s long-term vision to attract more local people to seek careers with BHP.

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