Goulburn High School partners with Goulburn Hospital Redevelopment team

Industry insight can be invaluable when it comes to choosing a career path.

Students at Goulburn High School now have the opportunity to learn firsthand about careers in the infrastructure industry.

The school has partnered with the team from the $165 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment through its Year 9 High Aspirations Program (HAP).

The HAP program aims to encourage students to think more critically about their career goals and retain more students throughout their senior school years.

The opportunity was afforded to students due to the school’s proximity to the hospital.

HAP coordinator Kara Stephenson said it is an amazing opportunity for the students to explore areas of interest post school.

“They have different representatives from the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment team come in and work with our students in their chosen area of interest including future healthcare, landscaping, construction, interior design and mural design,” she said.

“The goal is that our students will design something that could then be used as part of the hospital, for example a mural.”

Representatives from the redevelopment team will work with the students throughout the year, culminating with a showcase of the students’ work.

Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about event management, administration and budgeting.

“We’ve become a part of the process and gained an understanding in how big industry works so we can engage and interest our students in those sorts of possible pathways for them in the future,” Mrs Stephenson said.

“We’re very fortunate that our location allowed for this to happen.”

Deirdre Barnes, Senior Project Director Health Infrastructure said this is a great opportunity for the redevelopment team to get involved and support the HAP at GHS.

“I am enjoying sharing the opportunities and experiences that working in the infrastructure and health industries bring, and particularly our Goulburn project. Hopefully our interactions will encourage students to consider opportunities for their future work and encourage them to ‘think big’.”

The redevelopment team working with Goulburn High School included representatives from Health Infrastructure, Southern NSW Local Health District, Hansen Yuncken (Lead contractor), TSA Management (consultant project managers), MBM (quantity surveyors) and Root Partnerships (consultant project managers).