PREQIP students visit the CapRescue Hangar

In October, a group of Year 10 students looking to broaden their career horizons stopped by the RACQ CapRescue hangar to get an insight into the many roles and requirements involved in working for a rescue helicopter service.

The PREQIP students from Gladstone, had the rare opportunity to learn about what’s involved in keeping our helicopter in the sky. This included chatting to our administration and fundraising team, engineers, doctors, paramedics, and aircrew about their roles within our service, touring the hangar facility and helicopters, and asking our pilots, aircrewman, and rescue crewman about their emergency response procedure.

PREQIP is one of EQIP Gladstone’s 7 Authentic Workplace Learning Programs – providing an individualised Career Development and Case Management model for Year 10 indigenous students in and around Gladstone to investigate and be counselled around potential career opportunities in the region.

RACQ CapRescue would like to acknowledge our long-standing partners ConocoPhillips Australia, downstream operator of the Australia Pacific LNG facility, Santos GLNG and Shell’s QGC business, who help EQIP deliver this valuable program to the students from Gladstone State High School, Toolooa State High School and Tannum Sands State High School. These companies play an integral role in the development of work ready students, who will be our communities next generation workforce and your future employees.