Students appreciated the opportunity to find out more about employment opportunities and pathways with ERGON Energy. They were surprised to discover there were so many opportunities and roles apart from the regular apprenticeships they may see advertised. A highlight was the tour of the facilities and workshop areas. Students also commented about how well ERGON appears to look after their staff, especially regarding health and safety and personal wellbeing. The presenters were very welcoming and overall St Stephen's is very appreciative of the opportunity provided by ERGON staff.
Middle Leader Pathways
St Stephen's Catholic College Mareeba
St Stephen's Catholic College Students at Ergon
On Friday 30 July, Smithfield State High School students attended the first of Ergon Energy’s 2021 site visits. The opportunity was open to students from years 9 to 12, with a fairly even representation from all of the grades. Of the year 12 students who attended, one student who was previously keen on a university pathway of Engineering has already applied to Ergon’s apprenticeship program after hearing from the current apprentices. He was impressed to hear that both students had studied high level academic subjects at school, and were finding that this strong academic background was proving useful in their studies at TAFE. Ergon expanded on the 2020 visit by allowing us access to the substation across the road, where students learned more about the operational side of the business. As is typical of Ergon, the quality of the presentation was exceptionally high, and the number of staff they made available to speak with the students made the experience extremely valuable as many career paths within the company were covered. The trip was also extremely valuable for year 9 and 10 students, who were able to receive current information about the validity of subjects like maths, science and English for a career with Ergon.
Head of Department – Senior School
Smithfield State High School