Connecting with students and job seekers as 2022 takes off  – Naval Shipbuilding College

Connecting with students and job seekers as 2022 takes off 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Although COVID restrictions heavily impacted the start to 2022, the Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC) thankfully still managed to get out and about (and online) to speak with thousands of students and job seekers across the country about careers in naval shipbuilding.  


In January, the NSC kicked off our new partnership with the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). NSC Director, Training & Education Nick Howie presented to the forum’s large online careers event, speaking to hundreds of year 12 students Australia wide. We also “speed met” with students in Perth to discuss the many career opportunities Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry offers. Unfortunately, due to COVID, other in-person events within the partnership have been postponed until later in the year and the NSC looks forward to taking part soon.  


During February, the NSC assembled a panel of keynote speakers with the NSC, Austal, BAE Systems Australia and Luerssen Australia presenting to the Marine and Maritime Teachers Forum in Perth, which was hosted by the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia. Our expert panel introduced the role of the NSC and took a deep dive into hull design and ship stability before wrapping up with an explanation of local projects and job opportunities that the high school teachers could share with their year 11 and 12 students. 


In March, the NSC connected with students at the University of Adelaide career fair to discuss the exciting opportunities available in Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry. 


Putting interstate travel back on the agenda, the NSC team also showcased naval shipbuilding at the Sydney, Perth and Adelaide Big Meet career expos. During the three events, we spoke with many students and job seekers, highlighting the numerous career paths naval shipbuilding has to offer.  


The NSC’s continuing work with Engineers Australia (EA) enabled us to attend EA’s in-person Elevate series in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Canberra, speaking with aspiring engineering students about naval shipbuilding pathways.  


To round out the first quarter of 2022, the NSC partnered with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) for their national conference, sponsoring the Project Management Achievement Awards, and recognising the hardworking team who took home the Construction & Engineering Award. 


Moving into quarter two, the NSC team is looking forward to renewed opportunities for travel to engage with job seekers, students and organisations across Australia.  

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