Seven students on Fremantle College’s Follow The Dream program, an academic enrichment program co-managed by the Graham Polly Farmer Foundation, have been awarded the Chevron Aboriginal School Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each year to twenty Aboriginal students in Western Australia who are studying at secondary school and it can lead to Chevron’s Aboriginal Traineeship Program or Aboriginal Cadetship Program.
The scholarship includes $3500 to be used for school purposes, as well as a unique opportunity to take part in a careers based mentoring program held at Chevron three times throughout the year. These visits are designed to expose students to the Oil & Gas industry, pair them with a Chevron mentor who showcases the diverse work opportunities, and demonstrate the post-school pathways available at Chevron. These visits also help students to develop critical interpersonal skills, such as communication, relationship building, and networking.
Nathan Dines, Follow The Dream Program Coordinator at Fremantle College, commented: “We are very proud of the seven Follow The Dream students who have been awarded this fantastic scholarship by Chevron. Only twenty students across the whole of Western Australia receive the scholarship each year, so it is testament to the hard work and motivation of these students that they made the final selection.”
During the first of these visits on Tuesday 19th June, the seven Follow The Dream students enjoyed an interesting and engaging day at Chevron’s head offices, where each student was paired with a mentor at Chevron who supported them throughout the day. Students are looking forward to their next visit where their mentors will be taking them on a tour of their respective departments to give them a closer look at career opportunities.