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Engineering student now teaching others a lesson

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

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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