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encouraging diversity through women in engineering

Since 2011, we’ve partnered with South Metropolitan TAFE to deliver the Women in Engineering program (WiE).
Diversity and inclusion is at the core of who we are at Chevron, that’s why we’re committed to creating prosperity for everybody in the communities we operate in.

Since 2011, we’ve partnered with South Metropolitan TAFE to deliver the Women in Engineering program (WiE) – a twenty-week course offering students valuable foundation skills needed for employment within the oil and gas industry or higher STEM education pathways.

WiE aims to remove barriers which often discourage women from entering the resources sector by pairing a supportive learning environment with unique insights shared by women working in a diverse range of industry roles. 

With access to a live gas processing plant training facility, students grow their capabilities and understanding of safety procedures through hands-on technical experience and build their confidence in using site equipment. 

“There is no ‘typical’ student of this program. Each year, we welcome an incredibly diverse range of women from all backgrounds, ages and levels of familiarity with the industry. We are showing women that there is a place for them within this industry – not only to participate, but to succeed.”

Jennie Beeson

Process Engineer & WiE Lecturer

This year’s participants recently learnt about life in the industry first-hand, networking with a host of Chevron employees at the 2018 Women in Engineering launch, held at our Perth offices. 

Student Sonia Guy said the program was a chance to play a meaningful role in one of Australia’s largest and most significant industries. 

“The course is a fantastic way to get a foot in the door of what is undoubtedly a male-dominated industry,” said Sonia. 

“We get exposure to a broad range of fields within the sector, meaning we can each find our own path to pursue while we expand our knowledge of oil and gas.”

Women in Engineering participants receive full tuition assistance from Chevron Australia and graduate with a Certificate III in Process Manufacturing.

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