Beachside secondary students will benefit from firsthand industry experience as part of an innovative Oceans Project which launched today.
Coastal Lakes College and Ridge View Secondary College have joined with Svitzer in association with OSM Australia to deliver the project, which gives students unique learning opportunities and real-world experiences in ocean sustainability.
The project aims to help students identify potential careers and local employment opportunities in the maritime industry.
It is also about ensuring students have an opportunity to positively contribute to a healthy and sustainable ocean environment.
Students from both colleges are excited to be a part of the project.
“I think it’s a really good opportunity, one that gives us exposure to a different industry and a chance to gain on-the-job training and work experience,” said Mekah Owens, a Year 8 student from Coastal Lakes College.
The initiative is also highly regarded by both college principals.
“This opportunity will provide students with access to worldwide companies at a local level,” Ms Graves said.
“Students will benefit from access to key personnel and opportunities from these organisations, both at the college site and through excursions.”
Ridge View Secondary College Principal, Laurie Longworth, said the project provides an important opportunity to develop local career pathways for students, but it’s also about the broader global issue of ocean sustainability.
“Our communities have a strong connection with the ocean and the environment from both a lifestyle and an industry point of view. We have a civic responsibility as citizens to protect our environment and we want to instil that feeling in our students,” he says.