Another successful Rail Careers Day

In September, Rail Academy Newport hosted its third Rail Careers Day for the year.

The event promotes careers in the rail and infrastructure industries and teaches students about rail safety.

Students took part in different hands-on activities within a simulated rail environment. They identified rail defects on a track walk, learned about rail safety through virtual reality, and discovered how to manage fatigue.

A highlight of the day was the track building activity, where students built a section of track with simulated material. The activity was facilitated by Charlie Bottino from Yarra Trams, who also entertained the students with stories from his more than 30 years in the industry.

We received lots of positive feedback about the day, with students excited about the prospect of working in rail in future.

Rail Careers Day continues to grow and is made possible with the help of industry representatives who assist the Rail Academy team to deliver the activities.

The next Rail Careers Day will be held on Friday 8 November 2019.

If you would like to get involved and help the team host another amazing day for Victorian students, please contact Gordana Stankovski, Rail Academy Coordinator:

Students inspecting track at the latest Rail Careers Day

Students building a simulated track during the recent Rail Careers Week