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Engineering student now teaching others a lesson

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Sew LengPuah, a former engineering student at the Challenger Institute of Technology has re-joined the Engineering program at the institute, this time as a teacher.

The Bull Creek-based Sew LengPuah had completed the Challenger Institute and Chevron Australia Women in Engineering program at Challenger’s Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) in 2011. Having topped the course, the mother-of-two was presented with the 2011 Chevron Way Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements.

Sew Leng explains that completing the program gave her both the confidence and skills to consider teaching as a meaningful career pathway. After sharing her positive training experiences with the ACEPT program manager, she was encouraged to apply for a teaching position at the centre. Sew Leng is currently taking classes in process plant operations, technology and engineering.

About her experience as a teacher at ACEPT, Sew Leng says that she loves meeting students from different educational and cultural backgrounds, in addition to promoting engineering to women as a unique and rewarding pathway into the resources sector.

Sew Leng aspires to be involved in developing new training programs for ACEPT in partnership with industry based on the success of the Challenger-Chevron Women in Engineering model. She observes that the training experience at ACEPT is very relevant to the oil and gas industry because of the centre’s unique simulation and plant facilities, where students are exposed to real life work scenarios.

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