Hands-on learning for port interns
The paid internships gave Peter Price, Kimmy Jennings and Tarun Kumar real-world experience on a complex project that incorporates both land and marine development environments.
Port of Townsville general manager infrastructure Kim Gebers said the Townsville Channel Upgrade Project’s internships were creating local benefit by providing a hands-on experience to the next generation of construction professionals - experience which should prove invaluable as more infrastructure projects got underway in North Queensland.
Ms Jennings, who has recently graduated from JCU with a Bachelor of Geology degree, said that the internship had given her an opportunity to see what happened behind the scenes in a large project.
"My internship with the Channel Upgrade Project will help me in my new role as a Graduate Environmental Officer with Resolute Mining in Ravenswood," she said.
The Port will continue to investigate opportunities for more summer internships during the life of the Channel Upgrade Project.
Picture: JCU students Peter Price, Kimmy Jennings and Tarun Kumar have gained real world experience through internships with the Townsville Channel Upgrade Project.
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