Future Engineers Program offers subsea training in WA

Subsea industry professions are set to be showcased through the Western Australia WISE Future Engineers Program for young women.
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The Future Engineers Program is a annual opportunity for 30 Western Australian high school girls to get a hands-on understanding of careers in the subsea industry.

The five-day course is run by female engineers from within the subsea profession. On the course students are encouraged to explore the range of roles available in the industry and to continue studying STEM subjects to set up for success in university.

Applications for the program, which will run from the 4–8 October 2021, are now open and any female high school student interested in STEM is encouraged to apply. Participants must be able to get to the Engineers Australia WA Division office each day. An application form can be requested by e-mailing [email protected].

Engineers Australia partners with Subsea Energy Australia and volunteers from the WISE Professional network to develop the Future Engineers Program which aims to boost the number of female engineers in the subsea industry.

In response to enquiries received from past graduates of the program about transitioning into a subsea career, Engineers Australia and WISE will run the first Future Engineers Alumni Program this year on Tuesday 3 August.

The program will showcase the subsea engineering education pathways available in WA. Industry experts discuss what subjects to take at school, what it is like to study engineering at university, and what roles are available in the industry today.

The event will bring together a panel of student representatives from a range of TAFE and university courses for a Q&A session. There will be a career expo opportunity following the Q&A so students and parents can talk to engineering career advisors and STEM professionals.

Places are limited due to room capacity and online registration is required.