Chevron Australia is helping Western Australian students who are interested in a career in energy, learn about the industry through our Powering Careers in Energy (PCiE) initiative. PCiE aims at increasing energy literacy in schools to improve students' skills and training outcomes.
The PCiE program was launched in 2012 and included 60 students from five schools, including Onslow Primary School, Exmouth District High School, Gilmore College and Pinjarra Senior High School.
In 2015, there were 15 schools throughout metropolitan and regional areas participating in the program – comprising more than 170 students aged between 15 – 17 years.
PCiE is the only industry developed school-based program approved by the Western Australian School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The one-year course covers five study areas and accounts for the equivalent of two units toward the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
An integral component of the program is the residential camp which sees students complete the final unit of the program – by demonstrating skills and knowledge acquired during the first four units. Students gain hands on experience during the camp and apply knowledge and skills learned through the program to practical science, technology, engineering and math activities.