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 invests in the young minds that will shape our energy future and aims at increasing energy literacy in schools to improve students' skills and training outcomes.
The PCiE program was launched in 2012 and 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).
More than 800 secondary students across 20 Western Australian schools have completed the program covering the five units; Introduction to LNG, The Science behind LNG, Safety and Environment, Exploring Careers in Energy and the LNG Exploration Day.
An integral component of the program is the LNG Exploration Day which sees students complete the final unit of the program - by demonstrating skills and knowledge acquired during the first four units. Students spend the day immersing themselves in science and engineering activities associated with LNG production, participating in team challenges and engaging with Chevron employees.