Students from across Gippsland came together to participate in an industry excursion day for the Victorian Energy Education and Training (VEET) program. The VEET program exposes participants to career development activities and generates links to the local energy industry. This year 4 students from 2 South Gippsland schools participated in the VEET program.
Participants had the unique opportunity to visit Loy Yang Power Station, Ausnet Hazelwood Terminal Station and Federation Training Energy Training Centre in Chadstone. Excursions included site tours, hands on activities and engagement with employees about careers within the industry.
As part of the VEET program, students also completed work placements with Ausnet Services in Leongatha. This is a very unique opportunity providing students with valuable industry experience.
A message from program partners:
“The most successful people in my life experiences are not the most talented, but are the most persistent and determined. Never, ever give up. Be flexible in your attitude; the world and work environment is very changeable. The more flexible your mindset, the greater your chance of success. Take opportunities when they present, we all only get a handful of golden opportunities presented in our lives. Don’t find 10 excuses not to do something, find one reason to do something.”
Station Maintenance Superintendent
AGL Loy Yang
“Make the most of every opportunity. I was in the middle of year 12 VCE exams when I saw the traineeship advertised and applied for the job.”
Electrical Network Representative
Tom completed year 12 in Leongatha and went on to complete his traineeship with Ausnet.