Inspiring STEM Pathways

Jake Berry, Graduate Mechanical Engineer at WSP, first joined us through the Indigenous Cadetship Program in South Australia (SA) where he undertook paid work experience and got a taste of what working in a global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy could offer.

For the past few years, we have supported the Indigenous Cadetship Program alongside other STEM education initiatives across Queensland and New South Wales as part of our ongoing commitment and actions towards reconciliation.

 

Now part of the Building Services team in Adelaide, Jake is undertaking mechanical design on many interesting projects across the Property sector. He says, “WSP has opened my eyes to opportunities that I didn’t know were possible. It’s allowed me to broaden my knowledge and learn so much every day.”

 

Aligning to this year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week, ‘Don’t make history a mystery’, Jake is also pursuing interesting activities with youths outside of work linking STEM and Indigenous culture. One example of this is through music making activities and visual cues aligned to Indigenous culture, where he is demonstrating how sound works scientifically.

 

Passionate about getting the word out about STEM pathways, Jake is inspiring other Indigenous youths into technical careers. He is also improving staff engagement and understanding through his shared role as SA’s RAP Champion.

 

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