Stepping from school towards a career can be a stressful time for students. Knowing what is best for your own future can be difficult while facing school assignments and the HSC exams. I’m so glad my school allowed time for me to complete the ME Program, which ended up de-stressing the whole process of deciding on my career path.
I became involved with the ME Program at Newcastle High School in Year 12 while studying Engineering Studies. The
program gave me exposure to the industry through a visit to Varley at Tomago, where I was particularly interested in the mobile breast screening facility and the manufacturing of a fire truck. I also received ongoing guidance from a Liaison Officer from the ME Program, who took me through the steps and assisted me with my resume. The Program really helped bridge the gap between school and the ‘real world’, confirming my decision to go down the path of engineering.
I am now enrolled in an engineering course at the University of Newcastle and was lucky enough to qualify for an Industry supported scholarship (UNISS). I really think that the ME Program and my experience with Varley got me over the line to be supported through tertiary study towards my chosen career in engineering.
Graduate of Newcastle High School