Adam Myran, Year 11 BSSC student studying VET Engineering, is exploring career pathways and would like to eventually be employed in the mining industry.

Undertaking a week of Structured Workplace Learning with DPJ Civil Construction & Earthmoving gave him insight into working on the heavy machinery, which is required for earthmoving and excavation.

Adam was supported by staff and applied skills he has gained in his VET Engineering studies.

The machinery and equipment require regular maintenance and Adam worked on the trucks and earthmovers changing the oil, replacing filters, lubricating moving parts, checking and adjusting belts, hoses and electrical connections.

“I’ve enjoyed working on the vehicles and equipment,” says Adam. “I want to operate the machinery but I know I can’t just yet. Being around the yard and learning from everyone has been really good.”