Community News and Photos.
28 th Nov 13
‘Power of Engineering’ presentation
As part of the CSG Industry Schools Program, ‘Power of Engineering’, Origin’s Kylie Davis recently talked to Year 9 and 10 Chinchilla and Miles students about how engineering is a creative and innovative career. A passionate engineer currently working on the Australia Pacific LNG Project, Kylie talked about the possible career options available and the broad range of specialties and industries it encompasses.
Guided by professional engineers, the students participated in team problem-solving activities and presented their findings to the broader group.
The feedback was very positive about the event, with students excited to learn about the variety of occupations available, from cosmetics to space travel – and it wasn’t just about maths!
The CSG Industry Schools Program is proudly supported by Arrow Energy, Australia Pacific LNG, QGC and Santos GLNG. The program seeks to raise students’ interest in science, maths, engineering and technology. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website.
26 th Sep 13
Congratulations to our 2013 Community Skills Scholarship recipients
Our annual Community Skills Scholarship dinner was recently held in Miles, in celebration of our 30 new 2013 recipients. The apprentices’ families, friends and employers joined in the festivities, drawing around 150 guests.
Origin’s Scott Bird added lively entertainment to the evening as the MC and the guests enjoyed watching some video footage of the recipients, particularly some amusing dancing! A great night was had by all.
Recipients were selected from Miles, Chinchilla, Dalby, Roma, Mitchell and Biloela. We were pleased to award the highest number of scholarships so far this year. This brings the total scholarship number to 133, awarded over the past 7 years.
A variety of trades outside the oil and gas industry were represented this year, including cabinet makers, hairdressers, chefs, and parks and gardens apprentices.
We would like to congratulate all of the scholarship winners for 2013, and thank recipients’ employers, partners and families for their welcome support.
2 nd Aug 13
Origin Caring About Road Safety (CARS) update
Recently, the first information sessions for our next young driver training program, Caring About Road Safety (CARS), were held in Miles and Tara. If you’re interested in taking part, registrations for Miles and Tara are still open and close this Friday, 9 August. Information sessions for Roma will be held at Roma State College on Monday 12 August, from 12pm to 1.30pm, and registrations close on Friday 30 August.
Since the program started over 1300 students have learned about safer driving skills at a half day practical training course, delivered by RACQ. Students only pay $50 to participate in the $320 course, and we’ll pick up the tab for the rest. Students need to contact their school to register for the program.
See our CARS page for more information.